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Three men arrested in deadly East Austin shooting

The shooting was reported just before 11 p.m. May 15 on Little Hill Circle.

AUSTIN, Texas — Three men have been arrested in connection to a deadly shooting in East Austin that happened on May 15. 

The Austin Police Department said shooting was reported just before 11 p.m. on Little Hill Circle. Police responded after receiving reports about shots fired.

Laderious Deshawn Nicholson, 28; Cory Lynn Burdett, 23; and Bobby Orlando McVade, 33, were all arrested on Sept. 7 and charged with murder.

On scene, they found victim Marvin Getrelle “Binky” Henson, 48, unresponsive with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Austin-Travis County EMS and the Austin Fire Department arrived and attempted life-saving measures, but he was pronounced deceased at 11:15 p.m.

Investigators later learned that the victim had left a friend's house and was walking along the street when he was approached by unknown suspects. Police said some type of verbal altercation was heard prior to the shots being fired.

The Travis County Medical Examiner's Office completed an autopsy on May 16. The cause of death was determined to be gunshot wound and the manner was ruled a homicide.

Nicholson, Burdett and McVade have all been booked into the Travis County Jail and their bonds have been set at $1 million. Nicholson has also been charged with a separate murder, according to APD. The bond for that charge is also $1 million.

If you have any information, call police at 512-974-TIPS, email homicide.apd@austintexas.gov, use the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. Tips can be made anonymously.

This is Austin's 31st homicide of 2021.


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