Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Time: 6:42 p.m.
Location: Airport Blvd. and Gunter St.
Deceased: Darnell E. McClain, Black male, (D.O.B. 10-28-1982)
Arrested: Adrian Whitley, Black male, 43 years of age
On Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at approximately 6:42 p.m., Austin 911 received a call of a man with a gunshot wound inside of a vehicle at the intersection of Airport Blvd. and Gunter St. Updates to the call stated a passenger in the vehicle was seen running away with a gun. Austin police officers arrived on scene within two minutes of the call coming in. Witnesses standing nearby pointed to a parking lot where officers observed Adrian Whitley hiding behind a vehicle. Whitley was taken into custody without incident at 6:44 p.m. at which time the firearm was recovered. Austin-Travis County EMS responded to the scene and despite life-saving measures, Darnell E. McClain was pronounced deceased at 7:13 p.m.
Homicide detectives and crime scene specialists responded to process the scene. Detectives have interviewed some of the witnesses. Other witnesses that observed and videoed the incident left the scene. These witnesses are encouraged to contact the APD Homicide office at 512-974-TIPS.
This incident appears to be isolated to the two individuals.
The Travis County Medical Examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine the official cause and manner of death.
Detectives are asking anyone with video or information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 512-974-TIPS or use the new Crime Stoppers App or email APD Homicide at email@example.com. You may remain anonymous. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android.
Booking Photo: Adrian Whitley