AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man who was shot and killed in East Austin early Thursday morning has been identified as 23-year-old Gerald WIlliams.
Austin police say the shooting happened just after 3 a.m. in the 5800 block of Sweeney Circle. When the officers arrived, the victim had already been taken to St. David’s Hospital in a private vehicle. Due to the nature of Williams’ injuries, he was moved to University Medical Center Brackenridge for treatment, where he died a short time later.
A witness told KXAN she heard six gunshots that morning and explains that earlier in the day there was a fight in the middle of the street.
Police are still searching for the shooter. The suspect is described as a black man in his mid-20s, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build.
Capital Area Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call 512-477-3588.
This is the second homicide n East Austin this week. Investigators are still searching for the suspect who shot a woman in the head in the Windsor Park neighborhood Monday night.