Man accused of shooting estranged girlfriend to face judge today

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A man accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend in the head is expected to face a judge for the first time today.

Austin Birdow, 44, is currently at the Williamson County Jail but is said to be moving later today to Harris County to answer to his charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Birdow was arrested Friday in Round Rock where police said he was in hiding. Authorities say one day earlier, the fugitive suspect went to the 47 year old victims office building in the medical center and shot her in the head.

She's now in critical condition at Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Birdow has a criminal past according to TDCJ records. He was convicted in 1990 of four counts of aggravated robbery, one with a deadly weapon and three with serious bodily injury.
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