Man charged with murder for shooting, killing his cousin in Southeast Austin

Elvin Salvador Tinoco-Orosco, 35.

A man was arrested for killing another man in Southeast Austin on Monday, the Austin Police Department (APD) said.

Police said on Oct. 16, around 1:26 a.m., officers responded to a call reporting an unresponsive man. 

When officers arrived, they found 28-year-old Jader Francisco Tinoco-Salgado with gunshot wounds. He later died from his injuries.

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A preliminary investigation revealed Jader argued with his cousin, 35-year-old Elvin Salvador Tinoco-Orosco. The argument escalated into Elvin shooting Jader. 

Elvin was detained on scene and is now charged with first-degree murder.

Anyone with any information or video regarding this incident should contact APD's Homicide unit at 512-974-TIPS. You may submit your tip anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting or calling 512-472-8477.