Teen arrested for killing man with baseball bat in North Austin, police says

A teen was arrested after police said he killed a man with a baseball bat on Wednesday in North Austin.

Austin police said around 1:04 p.m., officers responded to a call regarding a man found bleeding at the E Z Stop convenience store located in the 1200 block of Kramer Lane.

When officers arrived, they found a man, Josue Salazar, lying on the ground unresponsive. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Jose Alberto Lopez-Mederos, 18, arrived in a vehicle, walked up to Salazar, and hit him repeatedly with a baseball bat, which caused his death.

An arrest warrant was issued for First-Degree Murder for Lopez-Mederos. Members of the Lonestar Fugitive Task Force/Marshal's Office arrested Lopez-Mederos for the murder warrant.

This case is being investigated as Austin's 47th homicide of 2022.

Anyone with information or video of the incident should call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS; the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), use the new Crime Stoppers App, or email APD Homicide at homicide.apd@austintexas.gov. You may remain anonymous.