AUSTIN, Texas - A man has been charged with murder for shooting and killing another man in North Austin, Austin police said.
Police said on Oct. 7, around 1:05 a.m., officers responded to the 9200 block of North Plaza after receiving a call about a man who had been shot at the Tides on North Plaza Apartments.
When officers arrived, they found 26-year-old Cristian Raudales Melendez with gunshot wounds.
Austin-Travis County EMS arrived on the scene and took Melendez to a local hospital, but he later died from his injuries.
During the investigation, detectives discovered that Melendez argued with 23-year-old Edwin Diaz.
During this disturbance, Diaz shot Melendez, causing his death.
Diaz is charged with First-Degree Felony Murder.
Detectives encourage anyone with information or video of the incident to call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS, the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), 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.