One man dead after shooting in NE Austin
AUSTIN, Texas - A man has died after a shooting in northeast Austin.
The Austin Police Department says 16-year-old Luke Kemper died after being shot in the 12300 block of Yarmont Way which is near the intersection of Tech Ridge and Parmer Lane.
The shooting happened around 8:40 p.m. on September 29. Officers arrived to the scene and found Kemper in a store parking lot. Kemper was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:14 p.m.
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Police say that people who were with Kemper at the time of the shooting provided false information about the circumstances leading up to the shooting. They say this caused a delay in officers; ability to collect evidence including determining who else may have been involved.
A separate group of Kemper's friends, police say, provided details and information about what happened.
Police are working to locate others who were at the scene at the time of the incident to understand exactly what happened.
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Based on the initial investigation, police say they believe the shooting may be related to the purchase of a small amount of marijuana.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest. Detectives are asking anyone with information to call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS (8477), email them at email@example.com, 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.