Pflugerville police asking for public's help in investigating shooting death of 20-year-old

The Pflugerville Police Department is asking for the public's help in investigating the shooting death of a 20-year-old man.

Police say Kristopher Muldrew was shot and killed at the Autumn Ranch at Swenson Farms apartments Tuesday night. 

According to police, officers received a call for service around 11:15 p.m. When they arrived, they found Muldrew dead. 

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Officers then tried to stop a man in a car near the scene who they believe was connected to the call. They say the man stopped briefly, then sped off to Round Rock. The man was able to avoid authorities overnight but was found around 10:15 a.m. in Round Rock in the area of Woodland Lane and Meandering Way.

Residents were told to shelter in place because the man was “possibly armed and dangerous.” Round Rock police, Cedar Park police and U.S. Marshals were able to take the man into custody by 10:45 a.m. using distraction devices. No shots were fired.


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Pflugerville police have identified the man as 33-year-old Phillip Lara. On Wednesday they called him a person of interest in Muldrew's death and said he was in the department's custody for questioning. They said he was also facing charges for evading a motor vehicle. 

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“Somebody out there knows what happened to Kristopher. Somebody has information that could help us. We need y’all's help to get justice for Kristopher," said Sgt. Jared Thyssen. 

Anyone with information on Muldrew's death is asked to contact the Pflugerville Police Department's tip line at 512-990-6731 or email