Title: Murder (1st Degree Felony)
Location: 5700 Block Loyola Lane, Austin, Texas
Date/Time: October 21st, 2012 at approximately 2:20 a.m.
Synopsis: The preliminary investigation has established that two vehicles became involved in a verbal disturbance in the parking lot of Club Escapade located at 6575 Decker Lane.
The disturbance carried out onto the roadway and quickly escalated. At some point, both vehicles were travelling westbound on Loyola Lane when the suspect vehicle rammed the victim’s vehicle from behind causing him to leave the roadway and strike a pole.
The victim was subsequently ejected from his vehicle. Austin EMS arrived on scene shortly afterwards and transported the victim to Brackenridge hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The suspect vehicle fled the scene and has not been located. The victim’s death has been ruled a homicide by the Travis County ME’s Office.
At this time, the homicide unit needs the public’s assistance in locating the suspect vehicle, which is described as a large white or grey colored pick up truck, possibly a Ford Super Duty. This truck will possibly have front end damage. The driver of the suspect vehicle is described as a light skinned hispanic male.
The victim has been identified as Efren Gonzalez-Rojas Jr, hispanic male, born 5/11/95.
Anyone with information is asked to call the APD Homicide Unit Tip line at 477-3588 or Crimestoppers, 472-TIPS
Suspect #1: Hispanic Male, possibly light skinned.
Suspect #2: Hispanic Male
Suspect Vehicle: large white or grey colored pick up truck, possibly a Ford super duty, possibly has a brush guard and is possibly lifted (taller than normal).