CEDAR PARK, Texas — A suspect has been arrested after a shooting in Cedar Park that left a woman dead on Friday night.
The shooting happened at the Circle K off FM 620 and Hatch Road just before 10 p.m., according to Cedar Park police. A woman, identified as 24-year-old Akira Ross, was killed in the incident.
In an update on Sunday night, police said 23-year-old Bradley Stanford has been arrested and charged with murder. Stanford and Ross did not know each other, according to the initial police investigation.
The two reportedly had a verbal exchange in the parking lot outside Ross' car before Stanford shot her and fled the scene in his car. A witness at the scene told police that Stanford yelled a homophobic slur at Ross before he began firing.
Police later tracked Stanford to Ingleside, Texas, near Corpus Christi. He was taken into custody around 5:15 p.m. on Sunday and booked into the San Patricio County Jail.
Stanford was booked into the Williamson County Jail on Wednesday.
A homicide investigation is ongoing.