Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Time: 5:27 a.m.
Location: 6500 S. 1st St.
Deceased: John M. Young, White male, DOB: 01/28/1960
On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at approximately 5:27 a.m., Austin 9-1-1 received a call of a man bleeding at the bus stop, in the 6500 block of S. 1st Street. Officers arrived at the location and found 60-year-old John Young with a gunshot wound. Young was pronounced deceased on scene at 5:39 a.m. by Dr. Escott.
Homicide detectives and Crime Scene specialist arrived to process the scene. Detectives believe that Young was experiencing homelessness and was sleeping on the bus stop bench when he was killed. There is no apparent motive for the murder. The Travis County Medical Examiner’s office will be conducting an autopsy to determine the official cause and manner of death.
Detectives also learned that earlier this morning at 1:06 a.m., Austin 9-1-1 received multiple calls of several shots fired near William Cannon and S. 1st St. Officers checked the area but did not locate anything suspicious.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.
Detectives are asking anyone with information or video of the incident to call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS; the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), 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.