Austin police release more details of three recent homicides

Austin Police released further details of three recent murders

As of February 4, no suspects were detained in any of the shootings.

Austin Police released additional information last week about the three shootings that left three people dead. “It appears that all three of these murders were robberies that got bad,” said Sgt. Jesse Sanchez, director of the APD homicide squad.

No suspects were detained in any of the shootings as of Thursday.

Austin Police Department briefs on recent murders

Police hold a press conference to discuss murder cases that occurred on January 29th, February 2nd and February 3rd.


A man was found dead in a car from a gunshot wound on Mearns Meadow Blvd on Friday, January 29, according to APD. At around 9 p.m. in North Austin, police witnesses said they saw a fight or argument in that car before the shooting. One or more suspects were driven away in a gray sedan, possibly a Toyota or an Infinity.

The man who was killed was identified as Jose Franklin Rodriguez.

Its age is unknown.

APD: Man shot dead, killed in car in North Austin

Several people were seen running away from the car, according to the APD, but no suspects are in custody until Saturday night.

On Tuesday evening, February 2, a man with a gunshot wound was found lying face down on Manor Road. in East Austin. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses reported seeing someone run and shoot the man.

The man has been identified as Raymond Carl Young, 56.

APD is investigating suspicious death in East Austin as murder

The official cause of death was a gunshot wound and the mode of death is murder.

On Wednesday, February 3, a man in a vehicle at Willow Creek found Dr. Found dead in southeast Austin. The man had crashed into a fence and had also been shot.

Witnesses reported seeing a blue SUV drive off after the shooting. Police believe the vehicle may be linked to a few other robberies that just happened that morning.

Austin police are investigating suspicious death in SE Austin

If you have any information, you will be asked to call 512-477-3588.


At this time, the police do not believe any of these murders were related. The three shootings bring the total number of murders to date to seven in 2021. “I can say in my experience that I haven’t seen so many murders in such a short time,” said Sgt. Sanchez.

According to the APD, the city had recorded five murders around this time last year. In 2019 there were two at the time.

If you have information about any of these crimes, call the APD Homicide Tip Line at (512) 477-3588.

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