AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man is dead after a shooting near a south Austin shopping center, the Austin Police Department said Wednesday.
Police said officers were called out to 710 E. Ben White Boulevard, which is near Interstate 35, just after 5 p.m. Austin Police said officers responded to a Murphy gas station for a shots fired call. When officers arrived, they found the victim with a gunshot wound on the ground near a gas pump.
Jacob Turner, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:19 p.m., according to officers. An autopsy was done Thursday, which found the official cause of death to be gunshot wounds in the manner of homicide.
Witnesses told police a gunshot was heard, and then a silver or grey four-door sedan sped away toward the frontage road of East Ben White.
Nobody is in custody at this time, but APD said there is no threat to the public.
The department said this is Austin’s 13th homicide of the year.
Detectives ask anyone with information or video of the shooting to call APD Homicide at (512) 974-TIPS.