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'I play it back every day' | Son of 'Big Dre from 12th Street' reflects on father's murder

Austin police arrested one of the men allegedly involved in the murder of Andre Davis in Givens Park.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police are looking for a second person involved in the shooting death of Andre Davis.

On Thursday, police arrested Glenn Deal Jr., one of the men they believe was involved in the crime.

"I play it back every day,” said Andre Davis Jr., Davis’ son. “Just that exact moment where was I at. Sometimes I wish that I could have been there for him."

Andre Davis Sr. or “Big Dre” is loved by the community – even more so by his son.

"I lost my number one person in the world,” Davis Jr. said. “My favorite person."

"I think about so many different things [about that night],” he said. “I play back so many different scenarios."

A witness at Givens Park told police two men robbed the witness at gunpoint and left the park in a black Nissan sedan that night.

According to police paperwork, the men shortly came back just before 11 p.m. and robbed another group of people.

The witness added he heard several gunshots and saw Andre Davis Sr. fall.

Police arrested 25-year-old Glenn Deal Jr. on Thursday and charged him with capital murder.


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“There is some comfort in it,” Davis Jr. said.

Police are looking for a second suspect who witnesses said had his face covered. 

Meanwhile, Givens Park will never be the same.

"Every year, up until my teenage years, I had my birthdays there,” Davis Jr. said. “My father, he celebrated me there. I had sports there. I had friends there."

It’s difficult for Davis Jr. to go back to Givens Park.

"That's where, you know, I last saw my dad,” he said.

Davis Sr.'s image lives on.

"Even though he's not here with me physically, I still feel him spiritually,” Davis Jr. said.

Glenn Deal Jr. remains in jail. His bail is set at $300,000.

If you have information about this crime, call Crimestoppers at (512) 472-TIPS.


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