U.S. Marshals task force arrests man accused of north Austin murder

Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force helped arrest a man in connection with a Monday shooting that killed one in north Austin.

U.S. Marshals say Cordell Christopher Adams, 36, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder Wednesday in the 1000 block of Fieldwood Drive, also in north Austin. He was taken to Travis County Jail and will be held with a bond set at $500,000.

A warrant was issued for Adams’ arrest on Tuesday. U.S. Marshals say Adams is accused of shooting Alejandro Austin, 27, in the head in a chiropractic center parking lot on North Lamar Boulevard.

The Austin Police Department says the 911 center got a call about shots fired in the area. Officers and Austin-Travis County EMS, once arrived, found the victim laying in the parking lot with obvious trauma.

The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but he later died at 3 p.m. Witnesses say the two had been arguing before the shooting.

The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office found Austin died by a gunshot wound in the manner of homicide.

According to the arrest affidavit, surveillance videos from nearby businesses showed a suspect in the area of the shooting, the victim being shot and the man leaving the scene. A Crime Stoppers tip also helped authorities make an arrest, the affidavit said.

Austin police asked the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force to help find Adams. The task force discovered he was still in the Austin area and saw him at a home on Fieldwood Drive.

Share a tip about this story

Attorney information for Adams was not available as of Thursday morning. Once it becomes available, we will ask his attorney for a statement on his behalf and update this story.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Austin-Travis County

Tracking the Coronavirus

Coronavirus Cases Tracker

Latest Central Texas COVID-19 Cases

Trending Stories

Don't Miss