Police search for man who shot victim in the back at east Austin restaurant

Crime

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police are searching for the suspect in an east Austin shooting last week, when a victim standing at the Pollo Rico Restaurant at 3909 N. I-35 was approached and shot from behind.

Police say the victim was standing in line to order food before the 9 p.m. shooting on July 13. The victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The suspect is described as:

  • Hispanic or Middle Eastern male
  • In his late teens or early 20s
  • Last seen wearing a white t-shirt, dark pants and white shoes
  • Chinstrap style beard
  • Right arm has tattoo sleeve
  • Tattoo on upper left arm
  • Appears to be left-handed

The man reportedly drove away in a car described as possibly being a dark gray or black 2016-21 Mazda CX-3.

The man reportedly drove away in a vehicle described as possibly being a dark gray or black 2016-2021 Mazda CX-3 (APD)
The man reportedly drove away in a vehicle described as possibly being a dark gray or black 2016-2021 Mazda CX-3 (APD)

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