Suspect arrested for fatal shooting on North Lamar

The Austin Police Department has arrested and charged 35-year-old John Paul Rivera Jr. with the murder of 32-year-old Joseph Anthony Aguilar Campos. Police believe Rivera attempted to rob Campos before killing him. 

According to police, officers were dispatched to the 11800 block of North Lamar around 2 a.m. on Friday, June 28 for a shooting that had occurred in a parking lot outside of a hookah and gaming lounge. The victim, Joseph Campos, was found unresponsive inside a vehicle that had crashed into a tree.

APD officers and ATCEMS both attempted life-saving measures, however Campos succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene at 2:18 a.m. The Travis County Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and ruled the official cause of death to be homicide.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES or use the new Crime Stoppers App or email APD Homicide at You may remain anonymous. You can also submit tips by downloading APD's mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android.



Overnight shooting in North Austin leaves man dead