City of Austin, TX

04/22/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/22/2021 14:19

APD arrests four for Capital Murder in the Feb. 28 Homicide on St. Johns Ave.

APD has arrested four individuals for the February 28, 2021 murder of Marcel Pimpton. All four suspects have been charged with Capital Murder and have bonds of 800,000 dollars.
Case: 21-0591664
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Time: 11:36 p.m.
Location: 800 block of W. St. Johns Avenue
Victim: Marcel Tramon Pimpton | Black male | 7/28/1993
Arrested: Michael Wayne Butler, Black male, 27 years of age
Kieren Eric Dewayne McGowan, Black male, 22 years of age
Sammie Ray Spencer, Black male, 24 years of age
Tarell Deshawn Manson, Black male, 24 years of age
At approximately 11:36 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, 2021, Austin 911 received a report of shots fired in an apartment complex in the 800 block of W. St. Johns Avenue. Upon arrival, officers discovered a blood trail that led them back to the victim, later identified as Marcel Tramon Pimpton. Officers immediately began performing CPR on Mr. Pimpton. Austin-Travis County EMS personnel took over once on scene.
Despite best efforts, Mr. Marcel Tramon Pimpton succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced deceased on site.
Homicide investigators and crime scene personnel arrived to begin gathering information and processing the scene. Detectives are continuing to seek out witnesses.
The motive for the shooting is not yet known.
The Travis County Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death. The case remains under investigation.
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 is Austin's 12th homicide of 2021.

Manson Spencer

McGowan Butler