Man killed in Northeast Austin homicide identified

A man is dead after an overnight shooting on Wells Branch Parkway in Northeast Austin. (KXAN Photo / Ed Zavala)
A man is dead after an overnight shooting on Wells Branch Parkway in Northeast Austin. (KXAN Photo / Ed Zavala)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man found dead with gunshot wounds in a vehicle on Saturday has been identified as Alexander Macias-Garcia, 20.

Around 3:16 a.m. on Oct. 15, police were called to Wells Branch Parkway, just south of Heatherwilde Boulevard after reports of a collision. Arriving officers found the passenger of the car lying on the ground with non-life threatening injuries. The driver, Macias-Garcia, was found dead with visible gunshot wounds. Police say the Macias-Garcia and the injured passenger are siblings.

Austin police say the collision involving another vehicle happened prior to the shots being fired, but authorities are still trying to get more information on the second vehicle involved. The victims had left Club Carnaval on East Riverside Drive and were on their way home when they were shot. Police don’t know if this is a case of road rage or if the victims had prior contact with the suspect(s).

“If you were on the 200 block of Wells Branch on a Saturday, we ask that any other citizens in the area who may have seen this collision to call police,” said Lt. Justin Newsome.

Investigators are looking for a suspect involved. As of now, a suspect description has not been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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