Austin police holding press conference to discuss recent homicides

The Austin Police Department held a press conference earlier today to provide an update on three different homicide cases that are currently being investigated. 

The press conference was in regards to the following homicide cases:



Austin police investigating suspicious death in SE Austin

The Austin Police Department says it is investigating a suspicious death in the 2200 block of Willow Creek Drive on Wednesday, Feb 3.

Police responded to a 911 call at around 11:09 a.m. about two men who were involved in a disturbance with a weapon. When officers arrived, police say they found a male victim with obvious signs of trauma inside of a vehicle. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses told homicide detectives that a blue SUV with multiple people inside it was seen leaving the scene around the time of the murder. Police said these suspects were involved in at least two other robberies the same day.

If you have any information you're asked to call 512-477-3588. 

APD investigating suspicious death in East Austin as homicide

The Austin Police Department is investigating a suspicious death in East Austin as a homicide. 

According to police, Austin 911 received a call of shots fired at an apartment complex within the 6100 block of Manor Road shortly before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a male victim on the ground with an obvious gunshot wound.

ATCEMS arrived and began life-saving measures before pronouncing the man dead. Homicide detectives believe this may have been a robbery, involving some kind of drugs.

The victim has been identified as Raymond Carl Young.

APD: Man shot, killed in car in North Austin

The Austin Police Department says that officers found a man shot to death inside a vehicle near Mearns Meadow Boulevard just after 9 p.m. on Jan. 29. EMS attempted life-saving measures, but he was pronounced dead shortly after.

Witnesses told police they say an argument and a struggle inside the car before hearing several gunshots. APD says multiple people were seen running away from the car, but as of Saturday evening, no suspects are in custody.

Witnesses also described a grey four-door sedan, possibly a Toyota or Inifinity, leaving the scene right after the shooting, says APD and investigators believe this could have been a robbery.

The victim was identified as Jose Frankling Rodriguez.