On Sunday, May 5, 2018 at approximately 8:05 p.m., Austin 911 received a report of shots fired at the Quality Inn Hotel located at 7928 Gessner Drive. Upon their arrival, Austin Police located a 28-year-old Black male with fatal injuries. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene at 8:31 p.m. Detectives are working to notify the next of kin before the victim’s name is released.
Homicide detectives responded and interview several witnesses. They are continuing to follow up on leads. Based on information gathered at this point, the shooting appears to be an isolated incident.
The Travis County Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to make an official ruling on the cause of death today.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES 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.
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