Beloved Austin ice cream vendor killed in apparent robbery

Posted at 1:50 PM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 14:50:51-04

AUSTIN, TX — Austin Police are asking for the public's help in finding the killers of a beloved ice cream vendor who was shot during an apparent robbery.

The victim has been identified as 68-year-old Adeliado Urias Bernabe.

Around 3:10 p.m. on June 23, police received a call about a man shot at an apartment complex at 9210 Northgate Blvd in Austin.

Officers say they found Bernabe with a gunshot wound when they arrived.

Residents said Bernabe was known to them as vendor who pushed a small ice cream cart around the area, according to KTRK.

According to officials, Bernabe told a witness who tried to comfort him after the shooting that three men had tried to rob him.

Bernabe was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas with life-threatening injuries and died on July 1.

Homicide detectives are still investigating, according to KTRK.

Anyone with video or information is urged to call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS or use the new Crime Stoppers App. You can also email APD Homicide.