Police seek public’s help to solve Northeast Austin homicide


2:15 p.m. update: Police said they need the public’s help to solve a Saturday homicide in Northeast Austin.

Alexander Macias-Garcia, 20, and another man were shot after they crashed in the 200 block of Wells Branch Parkway, Austin police Lt. Justin Newsom said Monday. Police got the call at 3:16 a.m. Saturday.

Macias-Garcia died from his injuries, police said. The surviving passenger was unable to give a good description of the vehicle the shooter was driving, Austin police Lt. Justin Newsom said Monday.

“We ask that any other citizens that were there in the area who may have seen this collision – even if you have very little information – to give us a call because it could lead to a break in this case,” Newsom said.

Macias-Garcia and his passenger were coming from Club Carnaval on East Riverside Drive, Newsom said. Police are asking anyone at the club who may have witnessed an argument at the club late Friday or early Saturday or who knew these men to call police.

“As of now, we have very little to go on,” Newsom said.

Call Austin police’s homicide tip line at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-8477.

Earlier: Austin police on Monday identified the man killed in a shooting Saturday as Alexander Macias-Garcia, 20.

Macias-Garcia was found shot after police responded to a call of a possible vehicle collision at 3:16 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Wells Branch Parkway in Northeast Austin near Heatherwilde Boulevard, Austin police said.

Macias-Garcia was the driver of a Ford Mustang. A passenger in the vehicle was found injured at the scene lying on the ground. That person was taken to St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center with injuries police described as not life-threatening, Austin police said.

No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting and police on Monday did not release any information about a possible suspect.

Detectives asked for anyone with information about the shooting to call Austin police’s homicide tip line at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS.


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