Man charged with murder for shooting, killing another man in North Austin

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 You may remain anonymous. You can also submit tips by downloading APD's mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android.