Man dead after shooting in Pflugerville, one suspect in custody and being questioned by police


PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) — Pflugerville police say a man is dead after a shooting late Tuesday night at an apartment complex.

Police say at 11:15 p.m. they responded to a call of gunshots being fired at the Autumn Ranch on Swenson Farms apartment complex located at 413 Swenson Farms Blvd., located across from Timmerman Elementary School.

When officers arrived, they found a man had been shot. The victim, 20-year-old Kristopher Muldrew, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pflugerville police say a vehicle believed to be associated with the incident was seen in the area, and officers tried to stop it. When officers attempted to pull the vehicle over, the vehicle reportedly stopped briefly before taking off again.

From here, a pursuit began and police followed them into the city of Round Rock.

The person believed to be the driver has been identified as Phillip Lara, 33. He was taken into custody Wednesday morning on an evading in a motor vehicle charge. He’s believed to be one of possibly multiple suspects.

Lara’s bond was set at $50,000.

The investigation is still in its early stages and is ongoing, PPD says.

Pflugerville police say this is the fourth homicide in Pflugerville in 2020.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call the PPD tipline at (512) 990-6731 or email

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