AUSTIN, Texas - Austin police say one man is dead and another is injured following a fight in a southeast Austin neighborhood on August 26. “There was a fight and then a gun was brought out,” explained resident Heidi Mann.
Neighbors say the fight occurred in the driveway of a home at the Reserve at McKinney Falls. Police say they were called around 2:45 p.m. to a home in the 6600 block of Jane's Ranch Road.
Police say a caller reported having shot someone who attacked him. When officers arrived they found one man with a gunshot wound and another with less-severe trauma.
“I notice a guy in handcuffs on the ground, and I notice he had an injury to his leg and I saw that some of the cops were bandaging that up — and the next thing I see is the ambulance come and take him away,” said Mann.
According to SPO Demitri Hobbs of the Austin Police Department, one man was taken to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center. The man who was shot was pronounced dead at the scene.
“I hope their family is okay and I’m really sorry this happened, it’s really sad,” said Mann of the man who died.
While police have not named either of the men involved they do say that all parties involved have been identified. They say through their investigation they believe this to be an isolated domestic incident and say that the two knew each other prior to the shooting.
Hobbs said it was unclear what if any charges would be brought.
Detectives are asking anyone with information to call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS (8477), email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, use the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-TIPS (8477) or use the Crime Stoppers App. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android.