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1 dead, Waco police searching for suspect in early morning shooting

Posted at 6:56 AM, Apr 04, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-10 12:50:13-04

UPDATE (April 5)

WACO, Texas — Waco PD identified the victim as 22-year-old Austin Bowar.

Next of kin has been notified.

Police are still searching for a suspect.


WACO, Texas — The Waco Police Department is searching for a suspect involved in a shooting that left one dead early Thursday morning.

Police said around 1:14 a.m., they responded to a shooting report in the 1100 block of South 6th Street.

Officers said they found one male victim on the scene with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Next of kin has yet to be notified.

Police said they were unable to locate a suspect on the scene.

Anyone with information on this homicide investigation are encouraged to contact the Waco Police Department at (254) 750-7500 or report an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at (254) 753-HELP(4357). Tips submitted through Crime Stoppers can lead up to a $2,000 reward if it leads to an arrest.