One man dead, another hurt after fight in southeast Austin ends with a shooting

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department says a man shot and killed another man during a fight in a southeast Austin neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

Police have identified the man who died as Derrick Amoriko. A second man who was hurt was taken to the hospital.

Police say a call asking them to check on someone’s welfare came in around 2:41 p.m., and at 2:46 p.m. they has multiple calls about a shooting in the 6600 block of Janes Ranch Road. That’s off East William Cannon Drive near Onion Creek.

“One caller reported having shot someone who attacked him,” APD wrote in a release.

Police say they were involved in a fight. Senior Patrol Officer Demitri Hobbs said the victim lived in the area and the men knew each other. Officers are working to understand what led to the fight. They interviewed witnesses and searching for any video of what happened.

“The information gathered thus far indicates that this is an isolated domestic incident with no ongoing threat to the public,” police said. They will release the identity of the man who died once his family is notified

The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy.

One man died and another was hurt in southeast Austin Aug. 26, 2020 (KXAN Photo/Todd Bynum)
One man died and another was hurt in southeast Austin Aug. 26, 2020 (KXAN Photo/Todd Bynum)

Anyone with information to call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS (8477), email them at homicide.apd@austintexas.gov, use the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-TIPS (8477) or use the Crime Stoppers App.

This is the third shooting in the Austin area in 24 hours. Police say a man was killed in east Austin Wednesday night and a nearby homeless woman was killed in downtown Austin early Thursday morning after a 60-person fight between two groups of hurricane evacuees.

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