Austin Police Probe Early Morning Homicide on Congress Avenue, Victim Dies Despite Rapid Response

Austin Police Probe Early Morning Homicide on Congress Avenue, Victim Dies Despite Rapid ResponseSource: Google Street View
Natalie Petrovich
Published on December 10, 2023

Early Sunday morning, Austin Police Department detectives began an investigation into a homicide that occurred on Congress Avenue. According to a report by KXAN, the incident took place just after 4 a.m. in the 600-block area. Police received a distress call at 4:17 a.m. regarding a stabbing in downtown Austin, arriving on the scene within a mere five minutes to provide life-saving measures.

Despite the prompt response, Austin-Travis County EMS medics were required to transport the victim to Dell Seton Medical Center; however, the individual succumbed to their injuries. As of now, police statements have not clarified the events leading up to the stabbing or identified the victim.

A follow-up media briefing has been scheduled by the Austin Police Department for further details on the case. An X post by the Austin Police Department announced the briefing, asking media representatives to gather at the intersection of 6th and Congress.

Currently, detectives are conducting preliminary investigations downtown, and a person of interest has emerged in the case. According to the KXAN report, investigators are in conversation with this individual to piece together the sequence of events that led to the fatal incident. The authorities are diligent in their pursuits, and updates are expected to follow as the situation develops.