Authorities seek help on homicide in east Travis County

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The Travis County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a suspect in a shooting death that occurred Friday night.

A call was received about 8:43 p.m. to assist Austin-Travis County EMS at the 9300 block of FM 969. Deputies arrived on scene to discover a Hispanic man with a gunshot wound lying on the ground.

The victim was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center where he died.

Authorities have identified the victim as Juan Carlos Gomez, 32.

The sheriff’s office explains that Gomez was driving a white four-door truck and witness observed a white passenger vehicle chasing Gomez before he was shot.

If anyone has information regarding this homicide, please contact the Travis County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 512-854-1444 or email

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