Man killed in possible road rage shooting in NE Austin identified

A man killed in possible road rage shooting in NE Austin has been identified. (Photo: DPS)

The Austin Police Department has identified a man shot and killed in a possible road rage incident in northeast Austin on Tuesday.

APD responded to a shooting call at the CVS Pharmacy at 1701 E. Parmer Lane around 4:30 p.m.

That's where officers found 48-year-old Alfred A. Lockett lying on the ground outside of a teal-colored Infiniti with obvious signs of trauma to his body. Bystanders had removed Lockett from his vehicle in an attempt to save him, and Austin-Travis County EMS took over resuscitation efforts when they arrived on scene.

Despite that, Lockett died from his injuries at 4:48 p.m. He was an employee at the University of Texas at Austin, the school confirms.

Lockett's cousin Jameca Mitchell returned to the scene Wednesday looking for answers.

"I was just with him Sunday. I was just with him so I mean I need some answers because this is senseless. I'm here and I need to know something. Why would somebody do that?" Mitchell said.

Mitchell said Lockett, known to family and friends as "Andre" had just bought a home in Killeen and was commuting to Austin daily for his job at UT. She tells CBS Austin her cousin was supposed to have the day off on Tuesday and is unsure why he was in Austin, but said she can't imagine him inciting a road rage incident.

"He doesn't bother anybody. If it was road rage it wasn't on his part because he's a humble person," Mitchell said.

According to witnesses, a red Toyota was being followed by the teal Infiniti at a high rate of speed north on Dessau Road. Witnesses told police both cars turned into the CVS parking lot and came to a stop. That's when the driver of the Toyota exited the vehicle and walked toward the Infiniti with Lockett still sitting inside.

Witnesses say the driver of the Toyota raised a handgun and fired at Lockett before walking back to his car and driving away.

The driver of the Toyota is described as a Hispanic or Caucasian male, around 5'10" with a thin build and short brown hair, believed to be in his late 20s to his 30s.

The vehicle is described as possibly being a red Toyota Camry with dark-tinted windows and black rims.

Homicide detectives with APD are interviewing witnesses in an attempt to determine if this was a road rage incident or if the men previously knew one another.

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

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