Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Time: 10:38 p.m.
Location: 8305 Swallow Ct.
Deceased: Lauren Gums, Black male, born April 21, 1973
Arrested: Dedreuain Michael Reese, Black male, 22 years of age
Milo C. Douglas, Black male, 32 years of age
The Austin Police Department (APD) has identified Lauren Gums as the victim in the July 7 homicide on Swallow Ct.
Austin 911 received calls in reference to a person that had been shot and was bleeding at the above location. APD officers arrived on scene and discovered the victim, Lauren Gums, laying in the parking lot in front of 8305 Swallow Ct. with an apparent gunshot wound and unresponsive. Austin-Travis County EMS arrived on the scene and he was pronounced deceased at 10:49 p.m.
Homicide investigators along with crime scene technicians were called to the scene to investigate. This case is under investigation.
On July 8, 2021, The Travis County Medical Examiner’s office conducted an autopsy and determined the official cause of death to be gunshot wounds and the manner of death homicide.
On Thursday, July 15, 2021, a warrant was issued for Dedreuain Reese charging him with murder in this case. Following that arrest on July 16, 2021, another warrant was issued charging the second suspect, Milo Douglas with murder.
Both suspects were located and arrested by the Lonestar Fugitive Task Force. They are both being held at the Travis County Jail.
Detectives are asking anyone with information or video of the incident to call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS, email firstname.lastname@example.org, utilize the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. You may remain anonymous. Information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin's 45th homicide of 2021.