Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect that Austin Police identified the victim.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police are investigating after a man was killed early Monday morning at a north Austin motel. Austin Police on Dec. 3 identified the victim as Eric Christopher Sheets, 50.

At around 12:25 a.m. Nov. 8, Austin Police Department officers reported to a room at Mehl’s Motel on North Lamar Boulevard, where they found Sheets unresponsive on the floor. Despite life-saving measures, he was pronounced dead about 10 minutes later.

APD says while on scene, Austin-Travis County EMS personnel were approached by another man who appeared to have been physically assaulted. Police determined Sheets had gotten into a fight with people staying in the motel room.

Detectives have interviewed a possible suspect. The cause of Sheets’ death is still pending. The case is still under investigation.

APD reports the incident is Austin’s 80th homicide of 2021. There have been more homicides in the city so far this year than in all of 2020. The number of 2021 homicides surpassed 2020’s numbers on July 23.