AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with a murder investigation from October.
At approximately 7:22 p.m. on Oct. 3, Austin 911 received calls reporting that multiple gunshots were heard in the area of 502 W. Longspur Blvd. Officers arrived on the scene and discovered a man lying on the ground with apparent gunshot wounds.
First responders attempted to save the man – later identified as 31-year-old Jeremiah Dayohn Johnson – but he was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:36 p.m.
Police said an arrest warrant was issued for 29-year-old Dietrich Hancock on Nov. 23 charging him with murder in the case. The Lonestar Fugitive Task Force located and apprehended him on Dec. 20. He is currently being held in the Bexar County Jail on a $1,000,000 bond.
Homicide investigators and crime scene technicians interviewed witnesses and processed the scene. On Monday, Oct. 4, an autopsy was conducted and Johnson's cause of death was determined to be multiple gunshot wounds. The manner of death was a homicide.
This was Austin's 66th homicide of the year.
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