On Monday, July 9, 2018, police responded to a call of shots fired at the Post South Lamar Apartments. Upon arrival, officers discovered Christian Meroney with obvious bodily trauma. Officers joined witnesses who were attending to Meroney, before EMS arrived on scene. Despite everyone’s efforts, Meroney succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene at 1:56 p.m.
Homicide detectives arrived and began their investigation including conducting witness interviews. Evidence left behind at the scene was also collected and is being processed in an effort to identify the suspect.
The Travis County Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy this morning and ruled the manner of death a homicide. Meroney died from a gunshot wound.
Homicide Detectives are asking anyone who may have information about this incident to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS, text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES or use the new Crime Stoppers App. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible.
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