Suspect Arrested in Connection with John Trevino Jr Metro Park Homicide
On Monday, September 11, 2023, at approximately 9:32 p.m., the Austin Police Department (APD) responded to a call from the Travis County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) regarding a body found with gunshot wounds at John Trevino Jr., Metro Park, located at 9501 FM 969. TCSO had received a call at 7:18 p.m., reporting a deceased white male at the park. The location of where the body was found was determined to be in APD’s jurisdiction. The victim was identified as 30-year-old Salvador Sanchez.
Investigators believe the victim was shot and killed by a suspect who fled the area. Detectives launched a thorough investigation into the incident and worked tirelessly to identify and apprehend the responsible party.
As the investigation progressed, Austin Police Department Homicide detectives identified 45-year-old Jared Nelson as the suspect in Salvador Sanchez’s murder. After days of intense efforts, on Friday, September 15, 2023, Jared Nelson was arrested and subsequently booked into the Travis County Jail. He now faces a charge of First Degree Murder in connection with the homicide.
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.