AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police identified a man a day after he was shot and killed in southeast Austin overnight Monday into early Tuesday morning. They said “a reward of up to $1,000 may be available for any information that leads to an arrest.”

Austin Police said a 911 call of gunshots near 800 Montopolis Drive came in at 12:27 a.m. Later, police said the scene was in the 6300 block of Felix Avenue, which intersects with Montopolis Drive.

APD arrived at 12:36 a.m. and found a man who had been shot laying in the middle of the street. Police tried to save his life until EMS got there, but he died on the scene around 12:47 a.m. On Wednesday, they identified him as 20-year-old Jacob Anthony Soto.

Police found a trail of blood leaving the crime scene. Later, they said another man in his 20s showed up to a local hospital with injuries related to the incident, according to APD. Police said he didn’t have injuries that threaten his life, and they interviewed him.

Police said they believe another man was with Soto before the shooting, and believe all three men “arranged a meeting which escalated into a physical fight and led to the shooting,” according to a release.

APD said this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public, but asked anyone with information to call them at 512-974-TIPS, or anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting or calling 512-472-8477.

This is being considered Austin’s 19th homicide of the year. APD initially said that a Monday death investigation on Meridian Oaks Lane was the 18th homicide of the year.

Crime concerns

Following the shooting, community members reached out to KXAN regarding concerns about crime in the area.

“Sadly, my first thoughts were — no big surprise,” said Delwin Goss, regarding the shooting, who lives about a block away from where it happened. “We hear gunshots regularly in this neighborhood.”

According to the Chief’s Monthly Reports, crimes against people and property are slightly down in this area compared to this time last year, but weapons and drug violations are up.

Goss said he’d like to see more patrols in the area, and hopes to see change from the City level regarding police staffing.

“A lot less patrols, and over the last two, three, four years — a whole lot less patrols,” he said.