Travis County deputies searching for possibly injured homicide suspect


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A man in his 50s died inside a home southwestern Travis County on Friday morning.

Deputies said they found evidence of an intruder and multiple gunshots.

Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect who might be armed and injured after a homicide in southwestern Travis County on Friday morning.

Travis County sheriff’s spokeswoman Kristen Dark said deputies received a call from a person inside a residence in the 9000 block of Oliver Drive at 4:45 a.m.

Dark said the caller told authorities there had been an intruder inside the home and that multiple shots had been fired.

Deputies arrived to find a man in his 50s dead inside, along with evidence of an intruder, sheriff’s officials said.

RELATED: Homicides in Austin fell 25 percent in 2017

Dark said the 911 caller was not the man who was found dead in the home, but they would not release any additional information about the people involved in the shooting.

Dark said investigators have obtained a search warrant for the property.

“Right now, we have every reason to believe that we have a suspect at large who may be armed and injured,” Dark said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the sheriff’s tip line at 512-854-1444.

The killing marked the third homicide case for the sheriff’s office in 2018.

The first homicide handled by the department came on Jan. 31 when authorities responded to a call about multiple shots fired on William Harrison Street around 8:40 p.m. Deputies arrived to find Pedro Gomez, 39, with multiple gunshot wounds.

Two days later, Emily Martinez Villarreal died in a stabbing in the 4600 block of Sojourner Street. An arrest affidavit said 51-year-old Robert Degollado stabbed Villarreal 18 times in the chest and arms around 1:45 a.m.

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