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APD: ‘Brawl’ led to murder in north Austin, suspect arrested within an hour

AUSTIN (KXAN) – On Friday, the Austin Police Department said it had arrested a man in connection with a murder Tuesday morning in north Austin.

Officers responded to a shooting call at approximately 3:29 a.m. in the 1400 block of S. Meadows Drive and found 37-year-old Gavin Wood on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds. Police said he died at the scene.

The APD reported that Eric LaMountain, 35, had an argument with Wood before shooting him.

“Lamountain left the area after the shooting, but the police found him and took him into custody less than an hour later,” the report said.

According to the APD, Lamountain was charged with first-degree murder.

Watch APD’s initial briefing on the investigation below.

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Police have asked anyone with any details to contact the APD at (512) 974-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through the Capital Area Stoppers Program by visiting austincrimestoppers.org or by calling (512) 472-8477.

The case is being investigated as Austin’s third murder in 2023.

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