Austin police have revealed new details in a southeast Austin homicide that occurred earlier this week. According to court documents, the incident took place around 1:30 a.m. on Monday in the 2200 block of E. Riverside Drive.
When authorities arrived at the scene, they discovered two men lying on the ground. Elvin Salvador Tinoco-Orosco, 35, was found without any injuries but covered in blood. The other man, identified as Jader Francisco Tinoco-Salgado, 38, had sustained a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at 1:45 a.m.
Eyewitnesses reported seeing two individuals near a gray truck, engaging in an argument. Moments later, gunshots rang out, fired by Elvin Tinoco-Orosco. The witness stated that Tinoco-Orosco shot Tinoco-Salgado multiple times before calmly walking away from the scene.
Surveillance footage obtained by investigators captured Tinoco-Orosco returning to his truck following the shooting. A handgun was found on the passenger seat of his vehicle. Astonishingly, the footage also showed Tinoco-Orosco returning to the location where Tinoco-Salgado lay on the ground, placing himself on top of the deceased victim until the arrival of law enforcement.
Elvin Tinoco-Orosco has been apprehended and charged with first-degree felony murder. The Austin Police Department continues its investigation into the city’s 54th homicide of the year.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What were the circumstances of the southeast Austin homicide?
The southeast Austin homicide occurred in the early hours of Monday morning on E. Riverside Drive. Two men were found at the scene, with one, Jader Francisco Tinoco-Salgado, suffering from a fatal gunshot wound.
2. What led to the shooting?
According to a witness, an argument ensued between two individuals near a gray truck before the shooting took place. The alleged shooter, Elvin Salvador Tinoco-Orosco, fired multiple shots at Tinoco-Salgado before leaving the scene.
3. What evidence linked Tinoco-Orosco to the crime?
Surveillance footage captured Tinoco-Orosco’s actions before and after the shooting. He was seen returning to his truck and walking back to where Tinoco-Salgado was lying on the ground. A handgun was also discovered in Tinoco-Orosco’s vehicle.
4. What charges does Tinoco-Orosco face?
Elvin Tinoco-Orosco has been arrested and charged with first-degree felony murder in connection with the southeast Austin homicide.