AUSTIN (KXAN) - An unusual series of events on Saturday night led police to a stabbing victim. On Monday, Austin Police Department named a suspect in the case.
Austin police officers were completing a driving-while-intoxicated stop near the 4500 block of Oltorf Street around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday when another car drove into a nearby gate.
Officers immediately went to the crash and discovered the driver was seriously injured, then later determined the injuries were from a stabbing during a fight.
The man had been stabbed several times in a parking lot of the High Point Village Apartments, located at 2400 Wickersham Lane .
The man was rushed to University Medical Center Brackenridge, where he later died. Authorities said they are ruling the death a homicide.
A friend said the victim's name was Randal Wells, 22, and said the fight was about a woman.
Late Monday, police identified a man wanted for questioning in the death of Wells. He is Hector Ramirez Lopez Hugo, 23.
Hugo is described as:
- 5 feet 10 inches tall
- weighing 180 pounds
- stocky build
- short black hair
- hazel eyes
Hugo is believed to be driving a 2004 silver or grey Dodge Stratus SE with Texas plate number CY2K476.
Wells's death is the 10th homicide of the year.
The case is being investigated by APD Homicide Unit. Anyone with information about the suspect's whereabouts or this case is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or Crimestoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES. Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 if a tip leads to an arrest or charges being filed.
An 8-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Leander ISD is one of the fastest growing school districts in the state. Their latest demographic report shows a shift in the type of families moving into the district.
University of Texas System regents say they're planning to discuss the employment of Austin campus President Bill Powers, who has sparred with lawmakers and critics over his job in recent years.
Two people were robbed at gunpoint at an East Austin apartment complex Monday evening.
Because of her position as Travis County District Attorney, the deputies who arrested, booked, and restrained Rosemary Lehmberg last April admit they were worried her threats were legitimate.
In a last-minute surprise late Monday, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman filed paperwork to challenge fellow Texas Republican and powerful incumbent John Cornyn for the U.S. Senate next year.