City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: APD Public Information Office 512-974-5017 Email
Date: Monday, June 20, 2022
Time: 12:19 P.M.
Location: 8702 Bluegrass Dr.
Deceased Victim: Ashley Harris W/M, 09/11/1964
Deceased Suspect: Jacob Barlow W/M, 08/24/1959
On Monday, June 20, 2022, at approximately 12:19 pm, APD officers responded to a call regarding shots fired at 8702 Bluegrass Dr. When officers arrived at the residence, they found Ashley Harris and Jacob Barlow with trauma to their bodies. Both were pronounced deceased at 12:53 pm and 12:55 pm.
Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Specialists responded to process the scene. Through investigation, homicide detectives are investigating this incident as a Murder/Suicide. This case appears to have been an isolated incident between siblings.
Ten days later, the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office conducted autopsies and determined the official manner of death for Ashley Harris was gunshot wounds, and the cause of death was a homicide. The official manner of death for Jacob Barlow was a gunshot wound, and the manner of death was suicide.
Detectives are asking anyone with information or video of the incident to call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS; the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), 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.
This case is being investigated as Austin's 34th homicide of 2022.