AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin Police released an updated description and sketch of the man they believe shot and killed Benny Heslip, 23, in Downtown Austin on March 31.
The shooting happened around 3 a.m. in a parking lot at East 11th and Trinity Street.
When officers arrived, Heslip was in poor condition and first aid was provided by police and EMS workers before he was transported to University Medical Center Brackenridge. Heslip died at hospital at 3:43 a.m.
Homicide detectives said Heslip was with a group of friends at the parking lot when they became involved in a verbal dispute with several other individuals. The fight escalated quickly and ended with Heslip being shot.
After the shooting, the suspect fled the scene with three women.
Who police are looking for:
- Black male with lighter complexion
- 20-22 years of age
- Around 6 feet tall
- Thin build
- Thinner and youthful looking baby face
- Thinner bridged nose
- Tight high fade haircut
- Average build
The man was wearing a long-sleeved flannel shirt with a dark colored sleeveless hooded vest and jeans.
Police said the suspect was seen leaving with three black females of approximately the same age. One female was overweight and wearing a black dress and had long hair extensions. The other two females were skinny with long black hair.
They were seen leaving the scene in a black 4-door Dodge sedan.
A tip received by the homicide unit said the suspects may live in Waco, Texas.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or Crimestoppers at 512-472-8477
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