Editor’s Note: Since the original publication of this story on Dec. 23, 2021, KXAN received information from the Travis County court that the homicide case against the suspect was no-billed on June 30, 2022.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man suspected of shoplifting at a store where he worked in Pittsburgh was wanted for homicide in Texas, police said.

Officers were called to the Family Dollar store on Wednesday night to assist with the termination of the man, who was from Hutchinson, Kansas. But he fled the scene.

Police said they soon learned the man was wanted in connection with a homicide in early November in Austin, Texas.

APD confirmed the man is the suspect in Austin’s 78th homicide of the year. Authorities said he went inside to sell drugs in an apartment complex with two other men on St. Johns Avenue. Authorities said the men heard gunshots and found another man dead inside.

Authorities tracked the suspect to a Pittsburgh home and he was taken into custody.

The suspect was transported to the Allegheny County Jail, where he is being held on the homicide warrant and is awaiting arraignment on charges from the alleged shoplifting.