Witnesses report driver chasing after homicide victim on FM 969

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Authorities are searching for a man who is accused of shooting and killing another man in east Travis County Friday night.

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office says the call came in around 8:43 p.m. for a shooting in the 9300 block of Farm to Market Road 969, which is just east of Decker Lane. 

When deputies arrived they found Juan Carlos Gomez, 32, lying next to his truck with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital, where he died.

Gomez left his home around 8 p.m. Friday night to buy ice at a local convenience store. He was driving a white, four-door truck, and wearing a white t-shirt and grey shorts. One witness told police a white passenger vehicle chased Gomez’s truck before the shooting. Another witness reported seeing a white car speeding from the area.

The Travis County Sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information to call 512-854-1444. Tips may also be sent via email to: MajorCrimesTips@traviscountytx.gov.

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