Austin Police investigate suspicious death near airport

The Austin Police Department is investigating a suspicious death at a Southeast Austin gas station. APD Corporal Angel Polansky said the incident took place early Saturday morning, just before two. “We received a 911 call of a vehicle disturbance on Burleson Road and Highway 183,” she said.

When officers responded they said they found a man, alone, with blood on him at the Exxon Mobile. “Medical intervention was performed, EMS arrived, and continued medical intervention,” Polansky said. But despite their efforts the man died at the scene.

At this point homicide detectives are not releasing how the man died, but said they are treating this case as a suspicious death. “We don't have much information at this time to provide,” Polansky said.

Detectives are hoping for some witnesses to come forward to figure out what happened. “They're interviewing anybody they can. We have a 911 caller that we are trying to locate and hopefully there were some other witnesses, so we are at stage one right now. So hopefully we can get this wrapped up pretty quick,” Polansky said.

APD is not yet releasing the man's identity.

They are asking anyone with information to contact them.


9:28 a.m. Austin police are trying to figure out how a man died early Saturday morning near the airport. Police received a 911 call around 1:40 a.m. about a vehicular disturbance at the intersection of Burleson Road and Highway 183.

When they got to the Exxon they found a man with blood on him. EMS responded to the call as well but the man died at the scene.

At this point in the investigation officers aren't quite sure how the man was injured.

"I don't think we know quite yet. There was blood on the victim so we're trying to figure out what happened," said Corporal Angel Polansky with the Austin Police Department.

Homicide detectives are treating this case as a suspicious death. The man's name has not been released.

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