Man shot multiple times in front yard of North Austin home; police investigating

Austin police are investigating after they said a man was shot multiple times in North Austin.

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 a gunshot wound. 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 or by calling 512-472-8477. A reward up to $1,000 may be available for any information that leads to an arrest.