Man accused of fatally stabbing 20 year-old woman after argument in Cedar Park

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CEDAR PARK, Texas (KXAN) — A fight at a Cedar Park apartment on Tuesday night ended with a homicide, Cedar Park police report.

Cedar Park officers responded to the Bridge at Volente apartment complex located at 11908 Anderson Mill Road at around 5:40 p.m., where they found victim Ayrica Yemay, 20, with “obvious trauma” from multiple stab wounds.

The woman was pronounced dead just minutes later.

Cedar Park PD said the suspect, Branden Lamarr Smith, 33, drove away from the scene but was later arrested and charged with first-degree felony murder.

  • Cedar Park police are investigating a homicide at an apartment complex off Anderson Mill Road the night of July 20, 2021 (KXAN Photo/Andrew Choat)
  • Cedar Park police are investigating a homicide at an apartment complex off Anderson Mill Road the night of July 20, 2021 (KXAN Photo/Andrew Choat)
  • Cedar Park police are investigating a homicide at an apartment complex off Anderson Mill Road the night of July 20, 2021 (KXAN Photo/Andrew Choat)

The incident began after Andrews and Smith got into an argument at a mutual friend’s apartment, police say. The fight turned physical.

The investigation is still ongoing and active, police say.

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