APD seeks public's help in identifying suspect from 2016 homicide

June 16 marked the third anniversary of an unsolved 2016 homicide and the Austin Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect.

Gerald Leron Williams, 23, died at UMCB Brackenridge Hospital in the early morning hours of June 16, 2016 after ​​​​officers responded to a shooting in the 5800 block of Sweeney Circle in northeast Austin at 3:02 a.m. Williams had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported by private vehicle to St. David's, then to UMCB Brackenridge by EMS due to the severity of his injuries.

An autopsy was performed and the Travis County Medical Examiner's office ruled his death a homicide.

Detectives with APD's Homicide Unit interviewed witnesses and identified a description of the suspect: a dark-skinned black male in his mid-20s, approximately six feet tall and medium build. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and long denim shorts.

APD has released surveillance video from around that time.

Capital Area Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 cash reward for information which leads to the arrest of the assailant.

Detectives are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES.

Tips can also be submitted by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.