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

Arrest Made in August 11 Homicide in Mopac Expressway

Case: 21-2230294
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Time: 6:52 a.m.
Location: 8100 N. Mopac #247
Deceased: Delilah Guzman, Hispanic female, born December 19, 1987
Arrested: Arlun Raythunda Watford, Black male, age 28
UPDATE:
On September 17, 2021, the Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force arrested Arlun Watford in Conroe, Texas for a 1st degree murder warrant issued by the Austin Police Homicide Unit. Watford is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $75,000 dollar bond.
Original Press Release:
The Austin Police Department (APD) has identified the deceased in the August 11 homicide in the 8100 block of N. Mopac as Delilah Guzman.
On Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 9-1-1 received a call from a female advising that somebody was breaking into her apartment and that she had been shot. APD officers and Austin-Travis County EMS arrived on scene and located a female subject unresponsive on the floor in her apartment. The victim appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound. Despite life-saving measures, the victim succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at 7:19 a.m. by Dr. Escott.
Homicide investigators and crime scene technicians responded to process the scene and interview witnesses.
On August 12, 2021, the Travis County Medical Examiner's office conducted an autopsy and ruled the cause of death as gunshot wound and the manner, homicide.
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. Information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
You can also submit tips by downloading APD's mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android.

This was Austin's 51st homicide of 2021.