Austin police still searching for 20-year-old suspect

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Austin police still searching for 20-year-old suspect

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The mother of Christopher Ray Martinez, who died after being shot in southeast Austin on March 21, is urging the public to come forward with any information they may have — in hopes of catching the suspect believed to have fired the weapon.

The shooting happened in a parking lot located in the 2200 block of East Riverside Drive, just east of the H-E-B store on Interstate 35. When officers arrived, they found the 40-year-old Martinez with gunshot wounds. Despite attempts to save his life, he was pronounced dead at the scene around 5:45 p.m.

Police have identified the suspect as 20-year-old Christian Perez-Morales.

The motive for the murder is believed to have been a fight over a woman who both Martinez and Morales had a romantic interest in, according to witnesses.

A $ 1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in the case. Detectives are asking anyone with information or video to call APD Homicide at (512) 974-TIPS, email [email protected] or call the Crime Stoppers tip line at (512) 472-8477. You may remain anonymous.

Author: Russell Falcon
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin


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