Police identify the North Austin murder victim

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department on Monday identified the man who was the victim of a weekend homicide in north Austin, according to an APD news release.

Shortly after 7 a.m. on March 18, APD officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 300 block of Deen Avenue, the release said. Someone called 911 and reported that one person was shot and lying outside a house.

Officials respond to fatal shooting in North Austin

When officers arrived on the scene, they found Barry Dockery, 20, lying in the yard with a gunshot wound, police said.

Austin-Travis County EMS (ATCEMS) provided medical assistance when it arrived, but Dockery died shortly thereafter, the release said.

Homicide detectives and crime scene specialists responded to investigate the scene and found Dockery was in the yard when he was shot multiple times, but he walked into the yard before collapsing, the release said.

This is being investigated as Austin’s 17th homicide, according to police.

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Anyone with information is encouraged to contact APD at (512) 974-TIPS. You can submit your report anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting austincrimestoppers.org or by calling (512) 472-8477. A reward of up to $1,000 may be available for any information leading to an arrest.

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