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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police are investigating after they say a man was shot and killed after breaking into somebody’s northwest Austin home.
Police say Ricardo Cortez, 55, broke into a home within the 10500 block of Foundation Road, simply off FM 620, south of Anderson Mill Road. It occurred round 11:43 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21.
The preliminary investigation revealed Cortez broke into the bed room, the place the resident shot and killed him in self protection, based on police. The resident then instantly referred to as 911.
Cortez died “a short time later,” based on police.
The incident is being investigated as town’s 56th murder of the yr, the identical quantity as this time final yr, however down from 72 in 2021.