Ice cream vendor dies after being shot in apparent robbery attempt in North Austin

An ice cream vendor has died after he was shot in an apparent robbery attempt in North Austin.

The incident happened on June 23 at around 3:10 p.m. at the Serena Park Apartments on Northgate Boulevard. 

The Austin Police Department says Austin 911 received a call about a man shot and when officers arrived they found a man, later identified as Adeliado Bernabe Urias, with a gunshot wound lying in the parking lot.


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Residents in the complex told police that Urias was known to them as an ice cream vendor who pushed a small ice cream cart around the area. 

Police say a witness who tried to comfort Urias said that three men had tried to rob Urias. Urias was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas with life-threatening injuries. On July 1 at just after 5 p.m., Urias died from his injuries. 


Homicide detectives are now working the case. The Travis County Medical Examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine the official cause and manner of death.

Detectives are asking anyone with video or information about this incident to call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS or use the new Crime Stoppers App or email APD Homicide. You may remain anonymous.

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