APD: Suspects kill man, injure 2 others, then flee N. Lamar bar in truck

Austin police are searching for suspects they say shot and killed a man and injured two others at a bar on N. Lamar Boulevard early Sunday morning.

Austin 911 received a shots fired call in the parking lot of La Preferida Bar in the 10200 block of N. Lamar Boulevard just before 2 a.m. Police and paramedics arrives and found three Hispanic men who had gunshot wounds.

Julio Cesar Gamez-Contreras, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene and the two other victims were taken to Dell Seton Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.

Austin Homicide detectives learned from witnesses a fight had broken out inside the bar between the victims and several Hispanic male suspects, says a release from APD. The fight continued into the parking lot where Gamez-Contreras and the two other victims were shot. 

The suspects left the scene in a white Cadillac Escalade truck with chrome wheels.

The Travis County Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide. Detectives are asking anyone with video or information to call the police.     

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES or use the new Crime Stoppers App or email APD Homicide at homicide.apd@austintexas.gov. Tips can be submitted anonymously and by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, free on iphone and Android.