TCSO seeking tips in eastside homicide Friday night

July 21, 2018 - 3:19 pm

TRAVIS COUNTY (KJCE) -- A man in his 30s is dead following an apparent shooting in east Travis County Friday night.

The Travis County Sheriff's Office says its deputies and Austin-Travis County EMS responded to the 9300 block of FM 969 around 8:45 p.m. Friday night. Medics found a Hispanic male with a gunshot wound lying on the ground near his vehicle; he was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center where he died about 90 minutes later.

The victim has been identified as 32-year old Juan Carlos Gomez of Mexico.

Investigators say Gomez departed his residence at approximately 8:00 pm to purchase ice at a local convenience store, driving a white, four-door truck. He was wearing a white t-shirt and grey shorts. One witness told detectives he saw a white passenger vehicle chasing Gomez’s truck shortly before he was shot, and a second witness reported seeing a white car speeding away from the area.

Detectives are seeking information from anyone who saw Gomez that evening or has knowledge of the events that took place leading up to his death. You can call the TCSO Tip Line at (512) 854-1444, or e-mail

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