AUSTIN -- Austin police have arrested a suspect in the death of Rickey Martinez, 61, after an accident on July 15th.
Police responded to an accidental injury call around 9:30 p.m. Monday at 7401 North Lamar Blvd.
Martinez was transported to University Medical Center Brackenridge where it was discovered his injuries were inconsistent with an accidental injury.
The Austin Police Department had reclassified the case as an aggravated assault because of his injuries.
Martinez passed away on Wednesday. The Travis County Medical Examiner ruled his death a homicide.
Police have arrested Bruce Thompson, 56, in connection with Martinez’s death. Thompson is being held in the Travis County Jail with a $50,000 bond.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES. You may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 if your tip leads to an arrest or charges being filed.