AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: The above video states that the victim was shot and stabbed, but she was not stabbed.
The Austin Police Department (APD) arrested a man in connection with the death of a woman who was found with an apparent gunshot wound in an East Austin apartment late Wednesday night.
APD said just after 9 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the Fort Branch at Truman's Landing Apartments on Techni Center Drive, near US 183 and Martin Luther King Boulevard, after a woman called saying she had been shot inside her apartment.
When officers arrived on the scene, they located a woman in her late 20s inside her apartment. She appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to police.
APD and Austin-Travis County EMS medics treated the woman, but she was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:08 p.m. KVUE later spoke with a woman who identified the victim as her sister, Shanreka Mays.
Detectives later determined through an investigation that Mays' boyfriend, Timothy Pace, was involved in her death.
Austin police asked the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force to help located and arrested Pace, who is from Georgetown. The task force found Pace at the intersection of south Interstate 35 Frontage Road and Round Rock Avenue in Round Rock with a gun, which was turned into APD.
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and the United States Marshals Service arrested Pace on Friday, and he is now in APD custody. He is facing first-degree murder charges.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call APD's Homicide Unit tip line at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-8477.
According to police, this is Austin's 20th homicide of 2023. It's the third one just this week, after a man was stabbed to death on Meridian Oaks Lane late Sunday night and a man was fatally shot near Montopolis Drive early Tuesday morning.