Son accused of shooting, killing his mother in north Austin Saturday

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A woman was found with multiple gunshot wounds at an apartment complex off Rundberg Lane the afternoon of June 12, 2021. She later died at the hospital. (KXAN Photo/Todd Bynum)

A woman was found with multiple gunshot wounds at an apartment complex off Rundberg Lane the afternoon of June 12, 2021. She later died at the hospital. (KXAN Photo/Todd Bynum)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man is accused of shooting and killing his mother in north Austin Saturday afternoon.

Augustine Moreno, 32, faces a murder charge. He is currently being held at the Travis County Jail, but court records show him not having an attorney assigned. When one is, we will reach out for a statement and update this story.

On Tuesday, police identified the victim as Lidia Carapia-Hernandez, 50.

Augustine Moreno, 32 (Travis County Jail Photo)
Augustine Moreno, 32 (Travis County Jail Photo)

Police were called to the 1900 block of West Rundberg Lane around 3:20 p.m. Saturday. They found Carapia-Hernandez, who had been shot in the shoulder multiple times, on the living room floor in an apartment.

The officer on scene reported seeing a number of small-caliber fired cartridges nearby.

Carapia-Hernandez was taken to the hospital where she died at 4:07 p.m. that day.

Police said Moreno was home and told them he had been in the bathroom when he heard shots, ran out and saw Carapia-Hernandez on the floor. Neighbors said they didn’t see anyone leave the apartment, and a witness told police she saw Moreno holding a gun shortly after the shooting and hiding it under the couch.

Police later found the gun beneath the couch, along with six fired cartridges that matched it.

An autopsy done on Sunday found her cause of death to be gunshot wounds in the manner of homicide.

Detectives ask anyone with information on the shooting to call APD Homicide at (512) 974-TIPS or email the department at homicide.apd@austintexas.gov.

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