Austin Police seeking public's help with identifying shooting suspect

Shooting suspect photo
Photo credit Austin Police Department

AUSTIN ( -- Austin Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect involved in a shooting in North Austin last week.

Police say the man pictured was involved in a shooting on Tuesday, July 13 around 9 p.m. at the El Pollo Rico at 9435 North IH-35, at the corner of the northbound frontage road and Rundberg Lane.

According to investigators, the man approached the victim from behind, and fired one round into the victim's back. The victim sustained serious injuries.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Middle Eastern male in his late teens or early 20s, wearing a white T-shirt, dark pants, and white shoes. He was last seen with a chinstrap style beard, a tattoo sleeve on his right arm, and a tattoo on his upper left arm, and he appeared to be left handed.

The suspect is believed to have fled the scene in a dark gray or black Mazda CX-3, likely a 2016-2021 model year.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS.