Man dead after report of multiple gunshots at east Austin apartment complex

Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — One man is dead after neighbors at an east Austin apartment complex reported hearing multiple gunshots Tuesday night.

The shooting took place at the Villas at Mueller apartment complex on Manor Road near Wheless Lane at about 7:48 p.m., police said.

Austin Police arrived and found an unresponsive man in his 50s face down on the ground with an “obvious” gunshot wound. Medics with Austin-Travis County EMS tried to save his life, but he died at the scene at 8:16 p.m. APD identified the victim on Thursday as Raymond Carl Young.

The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office did an autopsy on Wednesday and ruled the cause of death a gunshot wound and the manner of death a homicide, police said.

Austin Police believe the shooting was isolated and do not think the public is in any danger. APD said on Thursday witnesses reported seeing a man running from the area and shooting at the same time, but police haven’t been able to confirm that yet. Police believe the motive for this murder was robbery involving some type of drug.

Officers said they would continue to interview witnesses at the complex. This is Austin’s sixth homicide of the year.

Detectives ask anyone with information or video of the shooting to call APD Homicide at (512) 974-TIPS or email the unit at homicide.apd@austintexas.gov.

Austin police investigating suspicious death on Manor Road Tuesday night (KXAN/Juan Salinas)
Austin police investigating death after shooting on Manor Road on Feb. 2, 2021. (KXAN/Juan Salinas)

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