Police identify victim, release more details in Tuesday NE Austin shooting

September 13, 2017 - 11:21 am
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AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Austin Police have released more details in a possible road rage shooting in northeast Austin Tuesday afternoon.

Police responded to the CVS Pharmacy at 1701 East Parmer Lane, at Dessau Road, around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Upon arrival, officers observed 48-year old Alfred Lockett lying on the ground outside of his teal colored Infiniti. He had sustained obvious trauma to his body. Several citizens on the scene had removed Lockett from the Infiniti in an attempt to save him. Austin-Travis County EMS also arrived and took over resuscitation efforts; Lockett succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced deceased at 4:48 p.m.

Witnesses reported seeing a red Toyota being followed by a teal Infiniti. Both vehicles were driving at a high rate of speed northbound on Dessau Road. Upon approaching the intersection with Parmer Lane, the Toyota turned into the CVS parking lot followed by the Infiniti. Both vehicles came to a stop. The driver of the Toyota exited and walked back toward Lockett who remained sitting inside the Infiniti. The driver of the Toyota raised a handgun and fired into Lockett's vehicle from several feet away. The Toyota driver walked back to his car and drove from the scene.

The driver of the Toyota is described as a Hispanic or Caucasian male, approximately 5’10”, thin build and short brown hair. He is described as possibly being in his late 20s to 30s.

Police later found the suspect vehicle nearby in the 2000 block of East Yager Lane. Police provided a picture of the vehicle in question:

Homicide detectives are speaking with witnesses and also attempting to determine if this was a road rage incident or if both men knew each other previously. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call the Homicide Tip Line at (512) 477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-TIPS.

The murder is the 24th of 2017.

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