DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - New and more serious charges are being filed in last week's attack of a woman in Deep Ellum.
Dallas Police now think that was a gun in the hand of a man arrested for beating a woman in Deep Ellum last week.
Today, police a new felony charges against Austin Shuffield for the attack that was caught on cell phone video. The video appeared to show Shuffield holding a gun at one point.
An additional charge of Unlawfully Carrying of a Weapon has been filed and a charge of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, a second-degree felony, has been sent to the Dallas DA's Office for presentation to the Grand Jury, according to the Dallas Police.
Shuffield was initially arrested for misdemeanor charges of public intoxicaton and assault.
The video shows Shuffield hitting L’Daijohnique Lee at least five times.
There have been calls for harsher charges since Shuffield's initial arrest, even hate crime charges, though the experts say the criterian don't appear there to sustain that accusation.
Lee's attorney Lee Merritt released a statment on the new charges: