Austin police searching for homicide suspect, release his Snapchat username


4:30 p.m. update: A 19-year-old man who agreed to sell marijuana to someone in Austin was ambushed by a group of people and fatally shot early Tuesday, Austin police said.

Isaac Christopher Morey was shot and killed soon after he arrived at an apartment at 412 E. William Cannon Blvd., police said. A short time after the purchaser entered the apartment, two other men followed him inside, pointing firearms at everyone and demanding Morey hand over the marijuana, police said. 

After taking the marijuana, the men started leaving, but one stopped and fired at Morey, striking him, police said. 

The group then left, police said. 

Police have not yet arrested anyone in this case and are still searching for the people responsible. One of the three suspect’s Snapchat account usernames is king_tlee59 with a vanity name that appears as Lil Trouble B, police said. 

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case. Tipsters can remain anonymous. Call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-8477 or share the information through the “P3 Tips” smartphone app. 

Earlier: Austin police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man early Tuesday at a South Austin apartment complex as a homicide.

Medics responded at 1:42 a.m. to reports of a man in his 20s with a gunshot wound in an apartment in the 400 block of East William Cannon Drive near Interstate 35, Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services said.

The man was taken to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, where he died of his injuries, police said.

Homicide detectives were interviewing several people in the apartment where the shooting occurred, police said.

No suspects have been publicly identified and no arrests have been made.

Police did not immediately provide details about the circumstances surrounding the shooting but said it appeared to be an isolated incident.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.


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