Date: Monday, November 8, 2021
Time: 1:49 p.m.
Location: 12700 block of Harris Branch Pkwy.
Deceased: Eric Wilkinson, White male, 3/7/1974
Arrested: Darryl Brown, Black male, 34 years of age
The Austin Police Department (APD) has identified Eric Wilkinson as the victim of the homicide in the 12700 block of Harris Branch Pkwy.
On Monday, November 8, 2021, at approximately 1:49 p.m., 9-1-1 received a call in reference to a person who had been shot at a residence in the 12700 block of Harris Branch Pkwy. APD officers, along with Travis County Sheriff Deputies, arrived on the scene and began to administer life-saving measures to Mr. Wilkinson. Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 2:29 p.m. at the scene.
Officers encountered a possible suspect on the scene and quickly detained this person. Homicide investigators and crime scene technicians responded to investigate and process the scene. Witnesses were identified and interviewed. The suspect on the scene was identified as 34-year-old Darryl Brown. Brown was subsequently charged with murder and booked into the Travis County Jail. The case remains under investigation.
On November 9, 2021, The Travis County Medical Examiner’s conducted an autopsy and determined the official cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds and the manner, homicide.
Detectives are asking anyone with information or video of the incident to call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS, email email@example.com, 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 81th homicide of 2021.