AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police say the 22-year-old man who died in a suspicious death at a North Austin apartment complex May 4 was trying to rob the shooter.
The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Madison at Wells Branch Apartments off MoPac, north of Parmer Lane on Elm Ridge Lane.
Police said neighbors called 911 at about 2:15 a.m. Saturday, saying they heard a loud bang and yelling.
When police and medics got there, they found Tony Ray Green Jr. with obvious trauma to his body. Green was pronounced dead just after 2:30 a.m.
Green and another unidentified man had reportedly kicked in the door of an apartment belonging to a man named David Smith in an attempt to rob him.
Smith shot Green in self-defense, while the other man fled the scene, police said.
Green's death has been ruled a homicide.
Smith was arrested on a marijuana charge and booked at the Travis County jail.
The District Attorney's Office is reviewing the homicide case.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police at (512) 472-TIPS. You may remain anonymous.
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