Date: Friday, January 6, 2023
Time: 8:40 p.m.
Location: 500 E Stassney Ln
Deceased: Elizabeth Lopez, Hispanic female, 5-2-2000
On Friday, January 6, 2023, at approximately 8:40 p.m., Austin Police Department (APD) officers responded to a crash at the 500 block of E Stassney Ln. Officers and Austin Travis County Emergency Medical Services arrived and found the driver of the vehicle, Elizabeth Lopez, unresponsive with an apparent gunshot wound. Lopez died on the scene.
Detectives believe someone shot Lopez in an apparent road rage incident. The suspect left the area immediately after the shooting in a light-colored sedan.
Anyone with any information should contact the Austin Police Department at 512-974-TIPS. You may submit your tip anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting austincrimestoppers.org or calling 512-472-8477. A reward of up to $1,000 may be available for any information that leads to an arrest.
This case is being investigated as Austin's 2nd homicide of 2023.