Woman arrested in shooting death of man in North Austin front yard

Brittney Curry is charged with first degree murder in the death of Barry Dockery.

Austin police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a man in North Austin.

On March 23, 2023, the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force members and United States Marshals Service located and arrested Brittney Curry for the murder of Barry Dockery.

Police said on March 18, around 7:03 a.m., officers responded to a shooting in the 300 block of Deen Avenue. A 911 caller said a person was shot and lying outside a home. 

When officers arrived, they found a victim, Barry Dockery, lying in the backyard with gunshot wounds. Austin-Travis County EMS arrived and provided medical attention, but he died shortly later.

During the investigation, detectives discovered that Dockery had been in the front yard when he was shot multiple times, but walked to the backyard before collapsing.

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.