Austin police identify man killed at south Austin bus stop

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department said it’s investigating after a man believed to be experiencing homelessness was killed at a south Austin bus stop Wednesday.

Police said around 5:27 a.m., Austin 911 got a call about a man bleeding at a South 1st Street bus stop. When officers arrived, they found 60-year-old John Young with an apparent gunshot wound.

He was pronounced dead on scene a little more than 10 minutes later, according to APD.

Detectives believe Young was experiencing homelessness and sleeping on a bench when he was killed, according to APD. Right now, there is no apparent motive.

The Travis County Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death, APD said.

Detectives also learned that around 1:06 a.m. Wednesday, 911 got several calls of shots fired in the same area Young was, police said. Officers responded, but didn’t find anything.

APD said there’s a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case, and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the case should call the APD Homicide Unit at (512) 974-8477.

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