Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020
Time: 10:11 P.M.
Location: 1050 Springdale Rd.
Deceased: James Lewis Allen Jr., Black male, born 02/28/82
Arrested: Jeffrey Garner, Black male, 21 years of age
On Thursday, May 28, 2020 at approximately 10:11 p.m., Austin 911 received a call of a shooting in the parking lot at 1050 Springdale Rd. Austin Police arrived and located the victim with obvious trauma to his body. Austin-Travis County EMS also arrived and attempted lifesaving measures. Unfortunately, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Austin Homicide detectives and Crime Scene specialists responded to process the scene. Detectives are speaking with witnesses. The suspect was described by witnesses to be a Black male, 19 to 20 years of age, 5’6, 130 pounds, with a short black afro, and wearing all black clothing. He was last seen running from the parking lot after the shooting.
The suspect was identified as Jeffrey Garner, Black male, 21 years of age. He was arrested around 11:20 a.m. today in Manor, Texas. He is currently in custody in the Travis County Jail.
The Travis County Medical Examiner’s office will be conducting an autopsy to determine the official cause and manner of death.
Detectives are asking anyone with video or information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 512-974-TIPS or use the new Crime Stoppers App or email APD Homicide at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may remain anonymous. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android.