Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Time: 10:39 p.m.
Location: 1030 Norwood Park Blvd.
Deceased: Jose Juan Vasquez, Hispanic male, 1/28/1993
Arrested: Ronald Leon Bryant, Black male, 42-years-old (pictured below)
Update: On December 23, 2021, Austin Police Department (APD) detectives procured a warrant charging suspect Ronald Bryant with murder as a result of their ongoing investigation.
On December 28, 2021, Bryant was located by the Lonestar Fugitive Task Force and taken into custody for the warrant. He is currently being held on a $500,000.00 bond.
Previous Press Release:
The Austin Police Department (APD) has identified two suspects in the November 24 homicide at 1030 Norwood Park Blvd.
Suspect 1: Black 35-year-old man, 6’1”, large build, last seen wearing white T-shirt, white shorts with “Metal Night” print, and white Jordans
Suspect 2: Black 40-year-old man, 5’10”, heavy-set, last seen wearing a black T-shirt, torn blue jean shorts, red/orange running shoes, black mask with white lettering
Suspect Vehicle: Black sedan, possibly a Ford
On Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at approximately 10:39 p.m., 9-1-1 received a call of shots fired in the parking lot of the Walmart located at 1030 Norwood Park Blvd. APD officers, along with Austin-Travis County EMS, arrived on the scene and discovered a shooting victim with obvious trauma. The victim was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas where he succumbed to his injuries. Jose Vasquez was pronounced deceased at 11:20 p.m. by Dr. Bradley.
Homicide investigators and crime scene technicians responded to the scene to interview witnesses and process the scene.
On November 25, 2021, the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy and determined the official cause of death as gunshot wound and the manner, homicide.
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 84th homicide of 2021.