APD asks for help identifying north Austin stabbing suspect

AUSTIN (KXAN) – On Friday, the Austin Police Department asked for help in identifying a suspect in a fatal shooting that occurred on September 22nd in the 8500 block of N. Lamar Blvd.

Austin police responded to a stabbing call around 1:08 p.m. and found the victim at the scene with multiple stab wounds.

APD said the victim was taken to the hospital for her injuries, but there was no word on the condition of those injuries.

“The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was on the same bus as the suspect prior to the stabbing. However, she did not know the suspect, nor did she interact with the suspect while the victim was riding the bus,” APD said.

Police say the victim and the suspect got off the bus separately at the Lamar/Thurmond bus stop, and the suspect then followed the victim before stabbing her multiple times.

APD is asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact APD’s Aggravated Assault Unit at (512) 974-8566, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or use the new Crime Stoppers app.

“Criminal investigators are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest,” the APD said.

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