Fight at east Austin home leads to deadly shooting; police continue search for a suspect

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — What started as a fight at an east Austin home lead to the fatal shooting of a man Saturday afternoon, police said.

The incident happened just after 4 p.m. in the 6400 block of Hickman Avenue, which is in the Mueller area.

Officer Juan Asencio, with the Austin Police Department’s Public Information Office said when police arrived to the scene they saw a man passed out in front of a residence.

Austin Travis County EMS medics tried to save the man’s life, but later was pronounced dead.

Witnesses told police the alleged suspect and victim got in a fight in the back of a home, and then continued the fight to the front of the house where a gunshot was heard.

According to those witnesses, the suspect then left the scene. As of the latest report, Officer Asencio said in a briefing that police are continuing their search for that suspect.

Asencio added that it’s unknown what caused the suspect and victim to fight in the first place, but the incident is believed to be isolated.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Austin Police Department’s Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588.

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