Man’s death a homi­cide, Austin po­lice say

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCAL BRIEFING - By Isadora Vail ivail@states­man.com; 445-3763

Austin po­lice said late Mon­day that they were in­ves­ti­gat­ing a homi­cide in South­east Austin.

Of­fi­cers ar­rived about 7 p.m. in the 2600 block of Hoeke Lane, in a neigh­bor­hood near River­side Drive and Texas 71, Sgt. Jaime Jobes said. The call came in as an “un­known na­ture,” and of­fi­cers ar­rived to find one man un­con­scious, he said.

The man was taken to Uni­ver­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter Brack­en­ridge where he later died, Jobes said.

Of­fi­cers had made no ar­rests in the killing Mon­day night, Jobes said.

He would not re­lease the vic­tim’s name or age and would not say how the vic­tim was killed.

Jobes said that an­other per­son who had been in the area was taken to a hos­pi­tal in a pri­vate car and that the two in­ci­dents could be con­nected.

Any wit­nesses are asked to call the homi­cide tip line at 477-3588.

The in­ci­dent marks Austin’s 18th homi­cide of 2010, Jobes said. At this time last year, Austin had 10 homi­cides.

James Brosher

Po­lice in­ves­ti­gate in a neigh­bor­hood near Austin-Bergstrom In­ter­na­tional Air­port where a man was found un­con­scious Mon­day evening. He later died, of­fi­cials said.

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