Date: May 5, 2021
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: 5200 block Tower Trail
Deceased: Rigo Dominguez, Hispanic male, born 09/14/04
Arrested: 16 year-old juvenile
The Austin Police Department (APD) Homicide Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 1 p.m. in the 5200 block of Tower Trail.
On Thursday, May 6, 2021, at approximately 12:23 p.m. two concerned citizens came to APD to report knowledge of a homicide that had occurred the previous day. They told homicide detectives that a known 16 yearold Hispanic male had shot and killed another 16 year-old Hispanic male during a drug transaction. The suspect drove the victim in the victim’s vehicle to 5600 FM 3481 in Harker Heights, Texas. The suspect placed the victim in the trunk of the vehicle and then abandoned the vehicle. Austin Police Homicide detectives notified the Bell County Sherriff’s Office (BCSO) of where to search for the vehicle. BCSO located the vehicle and the victim. The victim is identified as Rigo Dominguez.
Homicide detectives were able to positively identify the 16 year-old suspect and obtain a murder warrant for his arrest. The juvenile suspect was taken into custody by the Lonestar Fugitive Task Force on May 6, 2021 in the 1600 block of E. Parmer Lane. The juvenile suspect was booked into Gardner-Betts Juvenile Detention Facility for the murder warrant.
On May 8, 2021, The Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences At Dallas conducted an autopsy and determined the official cause of death was gunshot wound to the neck and the manner of death was 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.
You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 30th homicide of 2021.