Man killed in reported shooting at north Austin apartment complex identified

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police have identified the man killed in an overnight shooting in north Austin. The Austin Police Department says the victim is Marcel Tramon Pimpton, 27.

APD said Austin 911 got a call about gunshots in an apartment complex in the 800 block of W. St. Johns Avenue Sunday night shortly after 11:30 p.m. That’s near North Lamar Boulevard.

Police say they discovered a trail of blood that led them to Pimpton, who had a gunshot wound. Officers started CPR while Austin-Travis County EMS arrived. Police say he died on scene shortly after.

An autopsy will be done to determine the cause and manner of death.

APD detectives are talking to witnesses at the Midtown Commons at Crestview Station apartments. Police say the crime scene extends from inside an apartment into the street. Officers did not say if Pimpton lived at the apartment complex.

Investigators have a suspect in mind but did not elaborate further. They do not have a known motive for the shooting yet. Police say there is no threat to the public.

Detectives ask anyone with information or video of the shooting to call APD Homicide at (512) 974-TIPS.

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