16-year old dead in northeast Austin shooting; police searching for suspects

Marijuana deal appears to have led to shooting, police say

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September 30, 2020 - 11:18 am
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AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Police are searching for suspects involved in a deadly shooting in north Austin Tuesday night.

Austin Police say a 911 call came in around 8:40 p.m. reporting a man with a gunshot wound in a Walgreen's parking lot near Tech Ridge Boulevard and East Parmer Lane.

When officers arrived, they found 16-year old Luke Kemper; he was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.

Police say the individuals who were with Kemper at the time of the shooting gave officers false information, delaying efforts to collect evidence. A separate group of people, friends of Kemper, gave officers details and information about what had actually occurred, and that the shooting happened in the 12300 block of Yarmont Way.

Police say it appears that the apparent homicide may be related to the purchase of a small amount of marijuana.

Police continue to search for the suspect or suspects involved in the case, as well as any other witnesses.

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case. Police are urging anyone with information to call the APD Homicide tip line at 512-974-8477, or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-8477.

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