Man found dead in Northeast Austin had been shot, dumped

Kenneth K. Johnson, Jr. (Texas Department of Public Safety photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – A man who had been dumped on the side of a Northeast Austin road had been shot multiple times, Austin police said Thursday.

Authorities found the unconscious body of Kenneth Johnson, 19, Sunday before 9 p.m. in the 7400 block of Geneva Drive. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.

Investigators found Johnson had been shot several times and determined he had been left at the location. A Medical Examiner’s autopsy determined Johnson was murdered.

Police believe Johnson was in the Manor Road area before his death.

Detectives are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text “Tip 103” + your message to CRIMES. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.

This was the 30th homicide in Austin this year. 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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