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Fatal shooting in East Austin leaves one dead; homicide investigation underway

According to APD, this shooting was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

AUSTIN, Texas — A shooting early Monday morning left one person dead. 

At 2 a.m. on Nov. 28, the Austin Police Department (APD) received a call that there were shots fired in an East Austin neighborhood on View Ridge Drive. When officers arrived on scene, they found one person, identified as 45-year-old Timothy Mota, who had sustained gunshot wounds to the chest.

Officers later performed life-saving measures, but Mota died on scene.

Police said there was a confrontation between Mota and a second man, which ended in a shooting. A person of interest has been identified, but no charges have been filed at this time.

According to APD, this shooting was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public. Those within the household are cooperating with the investigation.

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact police at 512-974-TIPS or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 512-472-8477.

This is being investigated as Austin's 63rd homicide of 2022.

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