AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man was found guilty of murder on Friday more than two years after a deadly shooting in southeast Austin in 2020.
Michael Ruscoe was found guilty of murder on Friday night in connection to the shooting.
KXAN has reached out to his attorneys and will update this story when we receive a response.
It happened the afternoon of Aug. 26, 2020 in the 6600 block of Janes Ranch Road when two men got into a fight and one shot the other, according to the Austin Police Department.
The man who died was identified by police as Derrick Amoriko.
A family member of Amoriko provided KXAN with a statement in response to the jury verdict.
“I’m happy that a jury found him guilty of murder. I always knew he was guilty. Now he needs to do as much time as possible for murdering my brother,” the family member said.
The family member also said Amoriko was unarmed, and his 3-year-old daughter was standing nearby when he was shot.
“Ruscoe should never be allowed out at least until my niece is an adult. He killed her daddy,” they said.
A grand jury indicted Ruscoe for murder on April 28, 2021, according to the Travis County District Attorney’s Office.
Ruscoe’s sentencing is set for Jan. 6.