Police arrest 2 in connection with New Year’s Eve murder in Round Rock

Booking photos of Richard Acosta, 23, (left) and Vanessa Velasco, 20. (Photos: Williamson County Sheriff’s Office)
Booking photos of Richard Acosta, 23, (left) and Vanessa Velasco, 20. (Photos: Williamson County Sheriff’s Office)

ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) – Police arrested two people Saturday morning in connection with the death of a man in Round Rock on New Year’s Eve, said the Round Rock Police Department.

Police said they used a SWAT team to serve a warrant for murder and take Richard Acosta, 23, into custody in the 300 block of Phillips Street in Hutto east of Farm to Market Road 1660 and north of Limmer Loop.

Josh Armstrong is pictured here with his dog in this photograph posted to his Facebook page Nov. 27, 2014. (Source: Facebook)

He is accused of murdering Joshua Armstrong. Police told KXAN that they found Armstrong shot to death on Dec. 31, 2017, at his home in Round Rock.

Acosta was taken into custody without incident, police said.

As a result of the investigation, police said they also arrested Vanessa Velasco, 20. She is charged with a Felony One Burglary of a Habitation in connection to the same incident.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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