AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department is looking for the suspect involved in a homicide near a downtown Austin park on Thursday, July 21.
APD said it received multiple 911 calls around 8:40 p.m. about “a man who was running in the roadway who was covered in blood,” near Waterloo Park, located at the intersection of 12th and Red River streets.
Police said the man, identified as Edarius Johnson, 36, was lying on the ground with apparent stab wounds when they arrived. Johnson was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center, where he later died.
Preliminary investigation revealed that an altercation Johnson was in with an unidentified man may have led to the stabbing.
The unidentified man is described as a Black male with black hair and wearing a red hat and black shirt. No suspects have been identified yet.
The Travis County Medical Examiner’s office conducted an autopsy which found the cause of death to be stab wounds. The manner of death is homicide.
Anyone with information or video of the incident should call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS; the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), use the new Crime Stoppers App or email APD Homicide at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may remain anonymous.
It’s the 42nd homicide of the year APD is investigating, and not even 24 hours after the 41st. That involved a man who was shot and killed pumping gas in a “random” attack Wednesday in south Austin.