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.
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