Deceased: Richard Louis Scott | Black male | 04/03/1978
Arrested: Tyree Washington / Black male / 22-years-old
On Thursday, November 21, 2019, at approximately 7:52 p.m., Austin 9-1-1 received a report of a man lying in the parking lot of Capitol Wright Distributing. Upon their arrival, Austin-Travis County EMS and Austin police located 41-year-old Richard Scott with gunshot wounds. Richard Scott was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas where he was pronounced deceased at 8:25 p.m.
APD homicide detectives processed the scene and spoke with witnesses. Based on preliminary findings, the incident appears to be the result of an argument between co-workers. Homicide detectives identified the suspect as Tyree Washington. A murder warrant was obtained for his arrest and he turned himself into police at approximately 3:00 p.m.
The Travis County Medical Examiner’s office conducted an autopsy this morning and determined the official manner of death as Homicide.
Detectives are asking anyone with video or information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or use the new Crime Stoppers App or email APD Homicide at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may remain anonymous.You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android.
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