City of Austin, TX

09/23/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/23/2021 09:38

Victim from September 14 Homicide on Cameron Rd. Identified

Case: 21-2570457
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Time: 9:17 a.m.
Location: Cameron Rd./Rutherford Ln.
Deceased: Arlen Brandon Sanchez, Hispanic male, born November 25, 1981
The Austin Police Department (APD) has identified the homicide victim as Arlen Brandon Sanchez.
Original Press Release
On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 9-1-1 received a call of a possible drive by shooting at the intersection of Cameron Rd. and Rutherford Ln. An older model Cadillac was seen crashing into a utility pole after the shooting occurred. Responding APD officers were able to locate the Cadillac and discovered a male driver that had sustained a gunshot wound. Austin-Travis County EMS personnel arrived on scene and transported the male driver to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas where he unfortunately succumbed to his injuries. The male was pronounced deceased at 10:08 a.m. by Dr. Cardenas.

Homicide investigators and crime scene technicians responded to investigate and process the scene. On scene witnesses provided information that this appeared to be a "road rage" incident between the Cadillac and a dark grey newer model Audi (possibly an A-4). The driver of the Audi was described as a Black male with short hair.

The Travis County Medical Examiner's will conduct an autopsy to determine the manner and cause of death.

Detectives are asking anyone with information or video of the incident to call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS, email [email protected], utilize the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. You may remain anonymous. You can also submit tips by downloading APD's mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android. Information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

This is Austin's 61st homicide of 2021.