San Marcos murder suspect found in Austin; taken into custody

A murder suspect out of San Marcos has been taken into custody, officials said.

Police said 18-year-old Ray Robert Saenz Jr. was a suspect in a homicide that happened Saturday, Sept. 30. Saenz was considered armed, and dangerous.

On October 10, Saenz was found in Austin and was taken into custody by members of the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.

At around 2 a.m. on Sept. 30, police responded to an apartment complex on Highway 123 for a call that shots had been fired at the complex and a person was dead. 

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When officers arrived, they found a man, identified as 41-year-old Nathaniel Lamart Hudson, dead in an apartment unit. CPR and other lifesaving measures were conducted by medical personnel, but ultimately were ineffective due to the nature of Hudson’s injuries.

Bullet holes were visible in the dining area of the apartment and several shell casings were collected by police, suggesting Hudson was shot multiple times. 

Information obtained by investigators suggests Hudson and Saenz knew each other prior to the shooting, and the shooting happened following an altercation at the apartment complex.