Texas Man Accused Of Murdering Victim At Homeless Encampment After Pair Got Into Argument

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Source: Austin Police Department; MEGA

Aug. 5 2022, Published 8:52 a.m. ET

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A suspect in Texas is accused of the first-degree murder of a man at a homeless encampment early last month, authorities said.

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On July 28, Cesar Lopez, 21, was arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of 37-year-old Michael Richardson in Austin.

According to officials, on July 9, officers were called to the camp around 7:22 a.m. and they found Richardson suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

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“EMS arrived and attempted CPR, but Richardson died on the scene,” officials said.

A preliminary investigation showed Lopez allegedly killed Richardson after the two got into an argument and it "then escalated into a murder,” officials said.

Police did not say what caused the argument.


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