Murder suspect arrested in southeast Austin stabbing


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police made an arrest in connection with the stabbing death of a 36-year-old man in southeast Austin on Wednesday. Department’s Homicide Unit is currently investigating a suspicious death that happened earlier today in southeast Austin.

According to APD, officers responded to a call of a man with stab wounds inside an apartment at the 6000 block of Fairway Street, which is near East Riverside and Montopolis Drive, on Wednesday.

When officers arrived, they say they found Guadalupe Sanchez Jr. with obvious trauma to his body and unresponsive at the apartment. Sanchez was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Homicide and crime scene investigators say they identified Vincent Serrato, 34, as a suspect based off information from a witness. On Wednesday night, Serrato was arrested by Round Rock police and charged with first degree murder. As of Thursday night, Serrato is in custody at Travis County Jail.

Police believe, from the initial investigation, that this was a focused incident between the two men and that there isn’t an ongoing threat to the public.

Anyone with information is asked to call APD’s Homicide tipline at (512) 974-8477.

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