Austin man charged with murder after east Austin shooting kills 1

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A man was found dead with a gunshot wound near the intersection of U.S. Highway 290 and Springdale Road early Monday morning. (KXAN photo/Julie Karam)

A man was found dead with a gunshot wound neat the intersection of U.S. Highway 290 and Springdale Road early Monday morning. (KXAN photo/Julie Karam)

Editor’s Note: Following the original publication of this story on Jan. 25, 2021, KXAN received information from the Travis County district court that the murder charge against the man had been dismissed April 16, 2021 pending further investigation.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — U.S. Marshals, along with the Austin Police Department, arrested a 32-year-old in connection with an east Austin shooting that killed a man earlier this month.

According to a release, the Austin man was arrested on first-degree murder charges for allegedly shooting and killing 31-year-old Matthew Bocard in the 7000 block of Grand Canyon Drive on Jan. 11.

According to an arrest affidavit, the man is suspected of getting into a fight with Bocard over stolen auto parts. U.S. Marshals said he was arrested on Jan. 22 in the 4300 block of South Congress Avenue. He has been booked into the Travis County Jail and is being held on a $1 million bond.

APD previously reported Bocard was with his girlfriend, and the two weren’t from Austin. She is cooperating with the investigation, officers said.

KXAN has reached out to the man’s attorney and is awaiting a response back.

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