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Man found dead after hotel shooting in North Austin, police say – Austin American

Austin police say a 28-year-old man was found dead at a North Austin hotel room Sunday night and authorities are investigating it as a homicide.

Police received at 8:05 p.m. a 911 report of shots fired in the Quality Inn and Suites Downtown North at 7928 Gessner Dr. Witnesses said they saw several individuals running through the hotel lobby around the time of the incident, Officer Marcos Johnson said.

Officers responding to the call saw a door open in one of the floors and found a man down with signs of trauma, Johnson said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police did not say how the victim died and have not identified him pending notification to next of kin. The Travis County Medical Examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death, officials said.

The shooting appears to

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Suspicious Death Reported at North Austin Quality Inn

AUSTIN, Texas – Austin police are working to determine how a man died in a North Austin hotel Sunday night.

  • Man found dead at hotel
  • 911 caller reported loud explosion
  • Investigating as a suspicious death

Police were called to the Quality Inn and Suites, at 7928 Gressner Dr., around 8 p.m. after a 911 caller reported a loud explosion on a floor of the hotel. The caller said he or she also saw several people running through the lobby.

Arriving officers went from room to room where they found a hotel room door open with a subject down. The victim is a 28-year-old black male, whom police said had obvious trauma to his body.

Officers said the man showed no signs of life and Austin/Travis County EMS pronounced him dead at the scene at 8:31 p.m.

Homicide detectives are investigating this as a suspicious death. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at

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UPDATE: Death reported near I-35 bridge in South Austin no longer suspicious, police say – Austin American

11:45 a.m. Monday update: Austin police are no longer considering the death of a person who was found near the Interstate 35 bridge over Williamson Creek in South Austin to be suspicious.

Sunday: A person found dead Sunday afternoon near the Interstate 35 bridge over Williamson Creek in South Austin appeared to have signs of trauma and Austin police are investigating the case as a suspicious death, officials said.

Senior police officer Marcos Johnson said police received a 911 call at 12:06 p.m. reporting an unresponsive person at the 5500 block of south I-35 northbound service road, under the bridge and close to the creek.

Medics found the man and pronounced him dead at the scene, Austin-Travis County EMS said.

“There does appear to be trauma to the body. It does not appear to be flood or water related,” Johnson said.

Austin police homicide investigators were called into

Read more at: https://www.statesman.com/news/20190505/update-death-reported-near-i-35-bridge-in-south-austin-no-longer-suspicious-police-say

Police respond to suspicious death under South Austin bridge

AUSTIN, Texas — After police investigated a dead body found in South Austin on Sunday afternoon, on Monday officials said they are no longer treating it as suspicious.

Officers responded to the 5500 block of S. I-35 on the northbound service road, near Stassney Lane.

Austin-Travis County EMS said responders were called to the same area just after 12 p.m. on Sunday after reports of a person next to a creek under I-35.

A man was declared dead on the scene. The man is described as a white male.

Homicide detectives and the Medical Examiner’s Office were all on scene.

Senior Police Officer Marcos Johnson said there does appear to be trauma to the body, but it doesn’t appear to be water-related.

No other information is available at this time.

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Police investigating suspicious death in south Austin on I-35

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A federal civil rights lawsuit was filed against an Austin Police officer claiming the officer used excessive force while breaking up a bar fight in 2017, according to documents filed in court. 

An Austin man, Elec Hill, who was born in 1998, named Austin Police officer Jaylon Ward and the City of Austin as defendants in the suit. 

Hill claims it all began just before 2 a.m. on May 7, 2017. Ward was patrolling Sixth Street when he was called to a fight at a bar at 302 East Sixth Street, which is listed as the address for Terminal 6.  

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Police rule death not suspicious for man found near I-35 in south Austin

HAYS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department and Hays County Sheriff’s Office are asking women to come forward after they say they’ve learned a former deacon with the Hays Hills Baptist Church has been accused of sexually abusing multiple young girls under the age of 12 from 2002 through 2007.

Recently, a counselor alerted Hays County detectives that a woman said she’d been sexually abused by now 85-year-old Charles Sweet when she was a child. Sweet had also been named as a suspect in a suspended 2012 child abuse investigation by APD. That case was then reopened as a joint investigation between the two agencies.

In 2012, Austin police were alerted by a girl’s parents she’d told them Sweet had sexually assaulted her multiple times at his residence several years before. She said Sweet inappropriately touched her under her clothes. In a police interview, Sweet acknowledged touching the victim. The case was suspended after the victim’s parents

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Death under South Austin bridge no longer suspicious, police say

AUSTIN, Texas — After police investigated a dead body found in South Austin on Sunday afternoon, on Monday officials said they are no longer treating it as suspicious.

Officers responded to the 5500 block of S. I-35 on the northbound service road, near Stassney Lane.

Austin-Travis County EMS said responders were called to the same area just after 12 p.m. on Sunday after reports of a person next to a creek under I-35.

A man was declared dead on the scene. The man is described as a white male.

Homicide detectives and the Medical Examiner’s Office were all on scene.

Senior Police Officer Marcos Johnson said there does appear to be trauma to the body, but it doesn’t appear to be water-related.

No other information is available at this time.

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Police name man who died at North Austin apartment complex

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police say the 22-year-old man who died in a suspicious death at a North Austin apartment complex May 4 was trying to rob the shooter.

The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Madison at Wells Branch Apartments off MoPac, north of Parmer Lane on Elm Ridge Lane.

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Police said neighbors called 911 at about 2:15 a.m. Saturday, saying they heard a loud bang and yelling.

When police and medics got there, they found Tony Ray Green Jr. with obvious trauma to his body. Green was pronounced dead just after 2:30 a.m.

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Green and another unidentified man had

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Police investigate suspicious death in North Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police said they have a “person of interest” in a suspicious death in North Austin early Saturday morning.

The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Madison at Wells Branch Apartments off MoPac, north of Parmer Lane.

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Police said neighbors called 911 at about 2:15 a.m. Saturday, saying they heard a loud bang and yelling.

When police and medics got there, they found a man who they later pronounced dead.

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Police said they don’t believe there is a threat to the public. 

They have not released details of the man’s injuries or any information about the person of interest

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