Deceased: Amira R. Mahler, Asian female, born 07-16-1996
Deceased: Travis Dean Ford, White male, born 09-05-1991
On Monday, November 4, 2019 at approximately 8:08 p.m., Austin 911 received a call of two people shot inside an apartment at 2018 W. Rundberg Ln. Officers and Austin-Travis County EMS arrived and observed Amira Mahler and Travis Ford each with a single gunshot wound. Both individuals were pronounced deceased at the scene at 8:18 p.m.
Homicide investigators arrived and began processing the scene. This incident appears to be the result of domestic violence based on preliminary findings.
The Travis County Medical Examiner’s office conducted autopsies to determine the official cause and manner of death for each person. Ford’s death was ruled a suicide and Mahler’s death was ruled a homicide.
Detectives are asking anyone with video or information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-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.
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