Man killed in stabbing in SE Austin; suspect in custody

Man stabbed in Southeast Austin (Photo: KEYE TV)

Austin Police have a suspect in custody after a man was stabbed at Montopolis Drive and Felix Avenue in Southeast Austin.

It happened just before noon near Happy Clouds Smoke Shop. Police say witnesses are to thank for helping apprehend the suspect.

Witnesses told police they saw two men fighting outside the smoke shop on Friday afternoon. Police say one man stabbed the other, and then ran away.

According to police, the suspect ran back to his home, and was followed by a witness who relayed information to 911 operators.

Police surrounded the home and evacuated neighbors. The suspect was taken into custody, and investigators say a knife was found in the home.

According to Austin-Travis County EMS, the victim was transported to the hospital with critical injuries, where he later died

The suspect is being held for questioning. No charges have been filed at this point.

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