Date: December 31, 2013
Time: 11:49 p.m.
Location: 601 E. 15th St.
Deceased: 47 year old Black Male
Arrested: Jesus Rodriguez, Jr., Hispanic male, D.O.B. 11-3-81
On Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at approximately 11:49 p.m., Seton Hospital Security and Austin Police Officers responded to a disturbance outside of the University Medical Center at Brackenridge. Witnesses reported someone had been shot.
Officers arrived on scene and discovered the deceased lying on the ground with apparent gunshot wounds. Jesus Rodriguez, Jr. was seen running away from the victim after the shooting and was detained by officers. The subsequent investigation determined Rodriguez and the deceased were involved in a verbal disturbance prior to the shooting.
The incident has been ruled a homicide by the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Rodriguez has been charged with Murder, First Degree Felony. He is currently in custody at the Travis County Jail.