AUSTIN, Texas — The Travis County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the cause of death for a man pronounced dead after crashing his vehicle on Thanksgiving Day as a gunshot wound, and the manner of death a homicide.
According to police, 911 began receiving calls about a reckless driver and a crash around 9:42 p.m.
Police responded to the 50 block of the North Interstate 35 service road and found the man in the driver's seat with obvious trauma. Despite life-saving measures, George Michael Lopez, 30, was pronounced deceased at 10:05 p.m.
Anyone with more information or video of the incident is asked to call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS, email firstname.lastname@example.org, use the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS) or the Crime Stoppers app. Tips can be submitted anonymously. Information leading to an arrest could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
This is Austin's 85th homicide of the year.
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