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Police investigating homicide in southeast Austin

The incident happened at Cypress Bend and Fence Row, a few miles west of the Austin airport.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting that happened in southeast Austin on Sunday morning.

The incident happened in the front yard of a residence at Cypress Bend and Fence Row, a few miles west of the Austin airport.

Police said the shooting followed an argument between two people at a family gathering.

Officers arrived at the scene around 6:30 a.m. and found a man, identified as 41-year-old Francisco Chavez, with gunshot wounds to his chest in the 4600 block of Cypress Bend. He was pronounced dead at the scene around 6:50 a.m.

Police said it is a known suspect. Detectives will work on a warrant before making an arrest.

It was an isolated incident and there is no wider threat to the public, APD said. Detectives are speaking with witnesses.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact APD at 512-974-TIPS or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 512-472-8477.

This is Austin's 86th homicide of the year.


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