Man shot and killed in East Austin identified

Police investigating suspicious death in Northeast Austin (KXAN Photo/ Julie Karam)

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.

 

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