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Arrest made in murder of man found shot dead in burning van in E. Austin

Austin Police have arrested Dedric Darnell Dixon, 44, for the murder of Carlos Swist, who was found shot in a burning van in East Austin last month. (Photo: Austin Police Department)

An arrest has been made in the murder of a man found dead in a fiery crash in East Austin last month.

Police 43-year-old Carlos Swist had been shot before he was found in a white van engulfed in flames around 7:00 a.m. in the 4600 block of Springdale Road on March 1.

On Wednesday, Austin Police arrested Dedric Darnell Dixon, 44, for Swist's murder.

Dixon is charged with first degree murder, and his bond has been set at $500,000.

Detectives are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588.

This was the second murder in Austin of 2016.


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