APD: 1 killed in shooting outside Club Lobos in North Austin; suspect fled the country

The Austin Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting outside a North Austin club early Saturday morning.

APD says that just before 4 a.m. May 21, officers were called to Club Lobos in the 9600 block of North I-35 service road where a Hispanic man had reportedly been shot outside following a verbal altercation with another man.

Officers arrived and found a man in the parking lot with obvious trauma to his body. Police and EMS attempted life-saving measures, and he was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The victim was pronounced dead just before 4:30 a.m.

The victim was later identified as John Ferney Moreno-Cendales, 47.

Through investigation, detectives identified Osmar Escobar, 20, as a suspect in the shooting. Escobar now has a warrant for 1st-degree murder. 

Detectives have confirmed that Escobar fled the United States to Mexico that same day. He remains at large.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact APD's homicide tip line at 512-477-3588 or APD CrimeStoppers at 512-472-TIPS (8477).

APD says his death is being investigated as Austin's 29th homicide of 2022.