AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police said a man died at a northeast Austin apartment complex Thursday, and it’s being investigated as a homicide.

The Austin Police Department said during a briefing a person of interest is in custody, and it’s also talking to a witness about what happened at 9:15 a.m. at the Eryngo Hills apartment complex at 9345 E. U.S. Highway 290.

“This appears to be a disturbance between neighbors, which ended in a deadly confrontation,” APD public information officer Jose Mendez said.

Police identified the victim as Reginald O’Neal Hodge, 31.

APD is investigating a suspicious death at a northeast Austin apartment complex (KXAN Photo)
APD is investigating a suspicious death at a northeast Austin apartment complex (KXAN Photo)

When officers arrived at the scene, they found the 30 year old with a gunshot wound outside of an apartment door. He was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead at 9:47 a.m.

Mendez said a weapon was recovered after the incident took place. He also said this is APD’s 14th homicide investigation of 2022.