APD looking for at-large suspect in Northeast Austin shooting

The Austin Police Department (APD) is looking for the suspect in a shooting that killed a woman in Northeast Austin in mid-September.

A warrant is out for 30-year-old Frank Nobles, charging him with first-degree murder in the Sept. 16 death of 20-year-old Iyanna Jahnee Dukes. Bond has been set at $1 million.

On Sept. 16, Austin 9-1-1 received a call of shots fired in the 1500 block of Reagan Hill Drive near Nelson Field. Police and EMS arrived on scene and found a woman, later identified as Dukes, unresponsive on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound. Despite life-saving measures, Dukes succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead just before 6 p.m.

Frank Nobles (previous booking photo) (Austin Police Department)

Homicide investigators and crime scene technicians responded to process the scene and interview witnesses. Through investigation, a Black male suspect, later suspected to be Nobles, was seen fleeing from the scene immediately after the shooting. It is believed the two of them knew each other.

An autopsy ruled the cause of death as gunshot wound and the manner as homicide. 

Detectives are asking anyone with information or video of the incident to call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS, email homicide.apd@austintexas.gov, 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 62nd homicide of 2021.

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