AUSTIN (KXAN) — During a trial last week, a Travis County jury acquitted a 20 year old of a murder charge after he was accused of shooting and killing a 15 year old in north Austin in April 2021.

Gregorio Vences-Benitez, 20, was found not guilty of murder on the justification of self-defense.

He was arrested on April 27, 2021 and charged in connection with the shooting death of Juan Cruz, which happened two days before.

At the time, a car of young people was detained, and they told officers Vences-Benitez was the shooting suspect.