AUSTIN, Texas - The Austin Police Department (APD) are searching for the suspect involved in the death of a 19-year-old in East Austin.
Police said on July 16, around 9:04 p.m., officers responded to a shooting at the Valero gas station located at 1135 Airport Boulevard.
When officers arrived, the found a man, Tijarious White, with gunshot wounds. He later died on the scene.
A preliminary investigation revealed that White was inside the gas station as a customer when a suspect entered. The suspect then shot and killed White.
The suspect was described as a tall Black man, with a heavy build.
The Austin Police Department are searching for the suspect involved in a murder at a gas station. Photo courtesy: Austin Police Department
Witnesses told police that multiple people were involved in a "gun battle." Police do not believe this was a random act, they believe this man was targeted.
Anyone with any information should contact the Austin Police Department at 512-974-TIPS. You may submit your tip anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting austincrimestoppers.org or by calling 512-472-8477. A reward up to $1,000 may be available for any information that leads to an arrest.