Austin Police searching for murder suspect, identify victim

According to the Austin Police Department, David Loera, 43, was murdered Friday on the 300 block of East Powell Lane.

APD said they found Loera, with apparent trauma, lying on the ground around 3:00 A.M. after responding to a shooting/stabbing call.

Authorities said Loera was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Police describe the suspect as a white male, in his twenties, around 5’11 to 6’0, with a slightly muscular build. He was last seen wearing a camouflage hat, brown vest, dark long-sleeved shirt and dark pants. The suspect vehicle is described as a dark Chevrolet four-door truck, possibly a 4x4.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the incident or suspect to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS.

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