Man in Northeast Austin killed in first homicide of 2021, says APD

The Austin Police are investigating the death of a man in northeast Austin. APD says this will be the first murder in 2021.

According to APD, officials responded to EUS 290’s 9200 block around 1:37 a.m. on Jan. 11 to get a report on a man with a gunshot wound. ATCEMS attempted life-saving measures, but the man succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced dead shortly after 2 a.m.

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APD has identified the victim as Matthew Bocard, 31.

According to the APD, local officials learned that the shooting actually took place in the 7000 block of Grand Canyon Drive nearly three miles away. Homicide detectors and crime scene personnel were called in to process evidence at both locations.

The motive is currently unknown and, according to APD, investigators are looking for witnesses. A reward of $ 1,000 will be offered for information leading to the suspect’s arrest.

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The Travis County Medical Examiner’s office will perform an autopsy to determine the official cause and type of death, APD says.

Detectives are asking anyone with information or videos about the incident to call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS, email [email protected], Crime Stoppers’ tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS) or use Crime Stopper App. You can remain anonymous. You can also submit tips by downloading the APD mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.

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