Deceased: Adam Shorter, Hispanic male, (D.O.B. 10-22-98)
On Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at approximately 4:47 p.m., Austin 911 received a call of shots fired in the parking lot of Dick’s Sporting Goods parking lot located at 3210 Kramer Ln. Austin Police and EMS arrived on scene. Adam Shorter was located and transported to Round Rock Hospital with critical injuries. Mr. Shorter succumbed to his injuries while at the hospital and was pronounced deceased at 6:23 p.m.
Through witness interviews, homicide detectives believe that the shooting occurred during an illegal drug transaction. Two black male suspects fled the scene after the shooting. The first black male suspect was described as medium build, early 20s, orange t-shirt, blue jeans, with short afro and a fade on sides. The second black male was described as older (late 20s) with a belly and braided, pulled back hair. He wearing a black t-shirt. The suspect vehicle was described as a red Saturn.
On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy and ruled the cause of death as gunshot wound and the manner of death a homicide.
Investigators do not believe there is threat to the public in regards to this incident.
Homicide Detectives are asking anyone who may have information about this incident to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS, text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES or use the new Crime Stoppers App. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
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