APD: Woman dead, man in custody in Pflugerville after shooting


Editor’s Note: Austin police have clarified that Mann was the victim’s boyfriend.

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) — Austin police officers say a woman is dead after a shooting in Pflugerville.

According to police, officers were called to the home on Forum Avenue near Wells Branch Parkway at 9:36 p.m. Sunday night for a report of someone who was shot.

Demetrie Oneal Mann (Austin Police Department Photo)
Demetrie Oneal Mann (Austin Police Department Photo)

A neighbor called and told the 9-1-1 dispatcher “two children ran to their home to alert them that their mother had been shot,” according to a release from the Austin Police Department.

Police say the woman’s boyfriend, later identified as 27-year-old Demetrie Oneal Mann, ran from the house by the time officers arrived. However, he returned and surrendered himself to police, according to a release.

Lekita Hurd was pronounced dead at the home at 9:55 p.m.

Mann is in custody at the Travis County Jail.

“The children are safe with family,” Austin police said.

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