Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Time: 2:20 a.m.
Location: 7601 N Lamar Blvd.
Deceased: Jocson Antonio Zelaya Blanco, Hispanic male, born June 16, 1998
Arrested: Denis Alexis Ocampo Maldonado, Hispanic male, 23-years-old
The Austin Police Department (APD) identified a suspect and issued an arrest warrant for Denis Alexis Ocampo Maldonado. Maldonado had fled the state, and was arrested by the Massachusetts Fugitive Task Force at a residence in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Maldonaldo is being held on a $1 million dollar bond and is awaiting extradition back to Texas.
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Original Press Release:
Austin Police Department has identified Jocson Antonio Zelaya Blanco as the decedent in the September 12 homicide on N Lamar Blvd.
At approximately 2:20 a.m., Austin 9-1-1 received a call reporting that a person had been shot at a local bar located at 7601 N Lamar Blvd. APD officers responded and were directed to a Hispanic male who appeared to have suffered several gunshot wounds laying in the parking lot. The Austin Fire Department (AFD) arrived on scene and began life saving measures on the victim, but unfortunately were unsuccessful. The victim was pronounced deceased at 2:47 a.m. by Dr. Miller.
Homicide investigators and crime scene technicians responded to process the scene and interview numerous witnesses.
On September 13, 2021, the Travis County Medical Examiner’s office conducted an autopsy and ruled the cause of death as gunshot wounds. The manner, homicide.
Detectives are asking anyone with information or video of the incident to call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS, email email@example.com, utilize the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. You may remain anonymous. Information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android.
This was Austin's 59th homicide of 2021.