A Texas attorney who was tackled by two courageous bar patrons after attempting to shoot his ex-girlfriend was found dead days later.
Gavin Rush, 41, was arrested on Nov. 26 after he allegedly pulled out a gun and tried to shoot a former girlfriend at an Austin bar where she worked.
Rush was found dead Wednesday, days after he was released on bond. His body was found at 4:25 p.m. on Wednesday after police were requested to do a welfare check.
He died of an apparent suicide. Police say no foul play is suspected.
“The death is not considered suspicious and investigation is still ongoing,” the Austin Police Department told Fox News Digital.
Surveillance video from the bar shows Rush placing a small leather bag on the bar counter before asking his ex-girlfriend to talk to him.
“So you just aren’t going to talk to me,” he asked her, according to court documents.
When she replied “no,” Rush allegedly pulled a handgun with a laser sight out of the bag and centered the laser light on her chest.
He was immediately tackled to the floor by two patrons. Police say he fired at least three shots before he was subdued. One of the bullets struck a mirror where his ex-girlfriend was standing, police said. No one was hurt.
The two patrons disarmed Rush and held him until police arrived.
LAWLESSNESS: A Texas attorney fired three shots at his ex-girlfriend inside an Austin bar before customers subdued him. He was released two days later on $40,000 bond set by a municipal judge. This was his second charge of domestic violence in five years. pic.twitter.com/uHcricFNDG
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The woman told investigators she broke up with Rush more than a month prior to the incident. She said they continued to text each other, but she eventually stopped responding.
She did send one final text telling Rush she was at work and couldn’t be bothered.
Rush was fired from his job at a law firm following his arrest.
“Gavin Rush no longer works at the firm,” the firm told Fox News Digital. “We do not tolerate hatred or violence of any kind. Our thoughts are with the victims who experienced a significant trauma that day.”