Police looking for man who shot and killed stepfather in SE Austin

The Austin Police Department is looking for the suspect in a deadly shooting in Southeast Austin.

Police say 30-year-old Richard Addison Nunez shot and killed his stepfather, 46-year-old Leyder Vidal-Diaz, at a home in the 2800 block of Palomino Trail near 183 and Riverside.

A first-degree murder warrant has been issued for Nunez and his bond has been set at $1 million.

Detectives are asking anyone with information or video of the incident to call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS, email homicide.apd@austintexas.gov, utilize the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. You may remain anonymous. Information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android.

2020 booking photo of Richard Addison Nunez. Photo courtesy Austin Police Department. (Austin Police Department)


The incident happened at around 7:22 p.m. on October 6.

APD says it received 9-1-1 calls reporting that a man had been shot by his stepson. When officers arrived they found Vidal-Diaz lying on the ground with apparent gunshot wounds.

Officials say lifesaving measures were attempted but Vidal-Diaz was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Travis County Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy and determined the cause of death as homicide.

Witnesses told investigators that Nunez and Vidal-Diaz were involved in a family disturbance that ended in the shooting and that Nunez fled the scene.

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