APD: Suspect arrested in deadly weekend home invasion

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June 29, 2020 - 9:49 am
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AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- An arrest has been made in a deadly weekend home invasion on the city's east side, officials announced Monday.

Austin Police say 38-year old Raul Luevano has been arrested and charged with murder in the incident, while the search for another suspect in the case is ongoing.

Police were called to the 2900 block of Pecan Springs Road just before 8 a.m. Sunday morning. The 9-1-1 caller said two residents had been shot. When officers arrived, they found the two gunshot wound victims as well as another male with penetrating trauma. That man was later identified as one of the robbers. He was later transported to Dell Seton Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at 9:14 a.m.

Around 8:40 a.m., police said, Austin 9-1-1 was notified by Ascension Seton Hospital on West 32nd Street of a second male with penetrating trauma who had been dropped off by someone in a tan colored Volkswagen Jetta. The driver dropped off the man and then left.

Through the investigation, detectives learned that the man who was pronounced deceased, the man dropped off at the hospital, and the man driving the Volkswagen were all involved in the attempted robbery. During the course of the robbery, witnesses said, one of the residents fought the suspects, stabbing two of them in the process. One of the suspects fired a weapon multiple times, striking two of the residents. The suspects fled from the residence; the decedent collapsed in the driveway, while the other two fled in the Volkswagen.

Luevano was identified as the driver of the Volkswagen. Once he was brought in for questioning, officials said, he waived his rights and told detectives what had occurred.

Police say at least one other arrest for murder is expected. The incident appears to be isolated to the individuals involved. The Travis County Medical Examiner's office will conduct an autopsy.

Anyone with video or information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 512-974-TIPS.

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