Man Killed in Attempted Robbery in Austin
On Monday, May 15, 2023, at approximately 2:49 a.m., the Austin Police Department (APD) received a call regarding a shooting in the 7700 block of Springfield Drive. The caller reported a man was shot inside a vehicle. Officers at the scene found the driver of the vehicle, Brian Serrano, with apparent gunshot wounds. Serrano died on the scene. A woman who was a passenger in the vehicle had minor injuries from debris during the shooting.
Investigators believe this started as a robbery committed by several suspects unknown to Serrano and the woman, which escalated into a murder. The suspects abandoned their stolen vehicle and left the area in another one.
Anyone with any information should contact the Austin Police Department at 512-974-TIPS. You may submit your tip anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting austincrimestoppers.org or calling 512-472-8477. A reward of up to $1,000 may be available for any information that leads to an arrest.
This case is being investigated as Austin’s 29th homicide of 2023.