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Police make arrest in homicide off of Ben White Boulevard

A victim was reportedly shot at a Shell gas station.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department announced on Monday that officers arrested a suspect in connection with a Friday shooting on Ben White Boulevard. 

The shooting happened around 1:53 p.m. at the convenience store Star Shop, which has a Shell gas station directly beside it. Callers told 911 they heard gunshots in the Shell parking lot.

The suspect, 29-year-old Jose Ehuric Hernandez, had an argument with Juan Pablo Morales-Rivera that escalated into a fight and fatal shooting, according to APD.

Credit: Austin Police Department
Jose Ehuric Hernandez, 29

Police found Morales-Rivera unresponsive on the ground with a gunshot wound. He later died at the hospital.

The suspect allegedly fled the scene in the deceased's vehicle, which police found abandoned later that day.

Police arrested Hernandez following a call about a carjacking at the Trio Apartments on South Pleasant Valley Road in which the suspect matched Hernandez's description. The APD SWAT team found Hernandez inside the stolen car just before 10 p.m. on Friday on Ed Bluestein Boulevard.

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