Date: Wednesday, August 10th, 2022
Time: 1:04 p.m.
Location: 1200 block of Kramer Lane
Deceased: Josue Salazar, Hispanic male, 3-31-82
Arrested: Jose Alberto Lopez-Mederos, Hispanic male, 18-years-old
On Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at approximately 1:04 pm, Austin Police Department (APD) officers responded to a call regarding a male found bleeding at the E Z Stop conveince store located in the 1200 block of Kramer Lane. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the victim, Josue Salazar, lying on the ground, unresponsive with apparent trauma. Salazar was pronounced deceased at 1:10 pm by Dr. Escott.
Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Specialists responded to investigate the scene. The preliminary investigation revealed that Jose Alberto Lopez-Mederos arrived in a vehicle, walked up to Salazar, and hit him repeatedly with a baseball bat which caused his death.
An arrest warrant was issued for 1st Degree Murder for Lopez-Mederos. Members of the Lonestar Fugitive Task Force/Marshal's Office arrested Lopez-Mederos at 15212 Valerian Tea Drive for the murder warrant.
Anyone with information or video of the incident should 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.
This case is being investigated as Austin's 47th homicide of 2022.