APD identifies man shot, killed after gunman knocked at his south Austin home

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man died after Austin police said the gunman shot him while they spoke at his front door Thursday.

In a tweet Thursday, police said they received a call at 12:18 p.m. about a man being shot at a home in the 1100 block of Kenyon Drive.

In an update Friday, APD identified the man who died as 23-year-old Garrett Gamond-Hill.

Police said officers found Gamond-Hill with “severe injuries consistent with a shooting.” He was pronounced dead at 12:27 p.m.

Witnesses said Gamond-Hill, who lives at the home, had someone knock on his door. Gamond-Hill and the person at his door had a conversation for about five minutes before Gamond-Hill was shot, according to APD.

The gunman then left in a vehicle. Officers did not give a very detailed suspect description. Although the conversation was not overheard, police said witnesses told them it did not seem to be heated.

If anyone has information about what may have happened, they’re encouraged to call APD’s tip line at (512) 974-8477. A $1,000 reward is available for information leading to an arrest in the case. APD says this is Austin’s 17th homicide of the year.

With the scene’s proximity to Odom Elementary School, Austin ISD officials said the school was placed in “secure” mode from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Austin ISD officers were at the school until the scene was cleared and there wasn’t a threat to the school or the kids there at any time.

Austin police are investigating a suspicious death March 25, 2021 on Kenyon Drive (KXAN/Ed Zavala)
Austin police are investigating a suspicious death March 25, 2021 on Kenyon Drive (KXAN/Ed Zavala)

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