East Austin park shooting leaves one dead

April 10, 2019 - 11:08 am

AUSTIN (KJCE) -- One man is dead after a shooting Tuesday night in East Austin.

Police were called to Givens Park, near the 3900 block of East 12th Street, around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday.

A man in his 40s was pronounced deceased on the scene, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. Police later identified that man as 47-year old Andre Lanier Davis.

Witnesses told police that robbery appeared to be the motive behind the shooting. According to police, the suspects fled the scene in what might have been a black Nissan. One suspect was described as tall and stocky, last seen wearing a black jacket.

The investigation into the case remains ongoing. Police ask anyone with information on this shooting to call the department's Homicide tip line at (512) 477-3588, or Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-TIPS.

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