Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Time: 2:22 a.m.
Location: 7200 block of Duval St.
Deceased: Julio Enrique Saqui Tzalam, Hispanic Male, born October 1, 2002
Arrested: Marvin Bulum Pop, Hispanic Male, 20 years of age
On Thursday, March 26, 2020 at approximately 2:22 a.m., Austin 911 received a call stating a man had been stabbed inside an apartment. The caller also stated the man was unconscious and not breathing. Austin Police, Fire, and Austin-Travis County EMS arrived on scene locating the victim, Julio Saqui Tzalam with obvious trauma. Resuscitation efforts at the scene were unsuccessful. Julio Saqui Tzalam was pronounced deceased at 2:44 a.m.
Officers detained Julio Saqui Tzalam’s roommate, Marvin Bulum Pop, inside of the apartment after learning he had been involved in an altercation with Saqui Tzalam. The exact reason for the altercation is under investigation. Homicide detectives arrested Bulum Pop after speaking with witnesses.
The Travis County Medical Examiner’s office will be conducting an autopsy later this week.
Marvin Bulum Pop is currently in custody at the Travis County jail pending murder charges.
Detectives are asking anyone with video or information about this incident to call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS or use the new Crime Stoppers App or email APD Homicide at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may remain anonymous.You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android.
Marvin Bulum Pop booking photo: