Austin man found shot in vehicle in Hays County

(Courtesy of the Hays County Sheriff's Office)

An Austin man was found inside a vehicle shot and "appeared to be covered in blood" by police Saturday morning.

Hays County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Grist Mill Road and South Plum Creek in Uhland around 10:45 a.m. May 25. A single occupant of the vehicle appeared to be covered in blood.

Deputies determined the man, later identified as 35-year-old Matthew Aaron Kellas of Austin, had suffered gunshot wounds. Kellas was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to HCSO, a woman called shortly after the suspicious vehicle call and reported that a man had attempted to break into her home and she shot him. The home is located within close proximity of the car where Kellas was located.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information was available.