The incident was first reported as a shooting, but police said the call came in as a crash. The article below has been updated to reflect that information.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police are investigating a homicide that occurred on North Lamar Boulevard just north of U.S. Highway 183 overnight Wednesday into early Thursday morning.
According to the Austin Police Department, officers responded to a possible crash around 1:20 a.m. at the Palms on Lamar Apartments, which is in the 8600 block of North Lamar, between Thurmond Street and Fairfield Drive. It was first reported as a possible shooting.
APD said when officers and first responders arrived, they discovered the driver of the vehicle, 20-year-old Fritzgerald Bissereth, had been shot and was unresponsive.
Detectives said they believed Bissereth was shot by an unknown suspect who left the area immediately after.
Bullet casings were found nearby, but police said it was unclear if they were connected.
According to APD, the initial call came in after one vehicle crashed into multiple vehicles.
Austin-Travis County EMS performed life-saving measures for one person near the car who was pronounced dead on the scene about 30 minutes later.
Homicide detectives were on the scene and interviewed at least two possible witnesses overnight. No one is in custody and there is no information on a possible suspect.
APD said the incident is being investigated as a homicide. This is the first homicide of the year.