Police looking for suspects in shooting outside Waffle House

The Austin Police Department is looking for four suspects in connection with the shooting death of a woman in the parking lot of a Waffle House earlier this month.

The four are believed to have shot two women, including 25-year-old Tykeisha Lewis, after arguing with their group. The suspects then fled the scene. 

The suspects are Hispanic males possibly between 16 and 20 years old with short black hair.

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(Austin Police Department)


On June 8, around 6:01 a.m., police responded to a call about a shooting in the 12300 block of Dessau Road in Northeast Austin. When officers arrived, they found Lewis with a gunshot wound in the parking lot of the Waffle House. ATCEMS took her to the hospital where she died at 8:21 a.m.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Austin Police Department at 512-974-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting austincrimestoppers.org or by calling 512-472-8477. A reward up to $2,000 may be available for any information that leads to an arrest.

Lewis's death is being investigated as Austin's 25th homicide of 2024.