APD investigating shooting of guest in Northeast Austin hotel parking lot

Austin Police are investigating the shooting of a guest in a hotel parking lot in northeast Austin in October.

According to the APD, the guest was shot dead on October 5 at 12:30 pm while leaving the Quality Inn and Suites on the 7900 block of Gessner Drive to get something out of a vehicle in the parking lot. He reported hearing what he thought were fireworks, turned in the direction of the sound and saw two men approaching.

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Both suspects fired weapons several times and hit the man and the vehicle, which then drove north on Gessner Drive. The victim was helped by a friend who took him to the hotel.

Officers arrived at the scene and attached a tourniquet to the wound. ATCEMS took the victim with non-life threatening injuries to a local hospital, where they were treated and released.

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The suspects are described as:

  • Suspect # 1: Black man of average physique, between 18-25 years old, who most recently wore a black hoodie and dark shorts
  • Suspect # 2: Black man believed to be between 18 and 25 years old who was last seen in a light-colored hoodie and dark pants

APD has released a surveillance video with two different angles.

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APD is investigating the shooting of a guest in a hotel parking lot in northeast Austin

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APD is investigating the shooting of a guest in a hotel parking lot in northeast Austin

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Detectives ask anyone with information or videos about the incidents to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 512-472-8477 (TIPS) or use the Crime Stoppers app. You can remain anonymous. Information leading to an arrest can be rewarded up to $ 1,000. You can also submit tips by downloading the APD mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.

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