AUSTIN, Texas - The Austin Police Department has identified the man killed in a shooting in North Austin on Friday, November 29 as 21-year-old Andrew Jyaire Bass. According to police, Bass was shot while attempting to rob a resident during a drug transaction.
Officers with the Austin Police Department were dispatched to the 6600 block of North Lamar Boulevard around 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 29 for reports of a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they found Andrew Bass inside of a vehicle with obvious trauma. First responders attempted lifesaving efforts but were unable to save him. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 2 p.m.
While officers were investigating, a nearby call came in for a second male with gunshot wounds.
That individual was transported to a local hospital by Austin-Travis County EMS where he remains in serious condition.
While investigating, Austin homicide detectives learned that the actual shooting occurred at an apartment off of Justin Lane. It appears that Andrew Bass and his associate attempted to rob a resident during a drug transaction, according to police with the Austin Police Department.
The Travis County Medical Examiner’s office conducted an autopsy and ruled the office cause of death to be homicide.
Detectives are asking anyone with video or information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or use the new Crime Stoppers App or email APD Homicide at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may remain anonymous.You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android.