FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2021
Arrest Made in September 20 Homicide on Bandera Rd.
Date: Monday, September 20, 2021
Time: 8:14 p.m.
Location: 4700 block of Bandera Rd.
Deceased: Jerrel Davidson, Black male, born August 2, 1994
Arrested: Ronald Charles, Black male, age 23
The Austin Police Department (APD) has identified the deceased in the September 20 homicide on Bandera Road as Jerrel Davidson.
On Monday, September 20, 2021 at approximately 8:14 p.m., 9-1-1 received several calls reporting that multiple gunshots had been heard in the area of the 4700 block of Bandera Rd. Callers reported hearing people yelling prior to the shots being fired, followed by a woman screaming. APD officers arrived on scene and observed a man lying in the roadway with apparent gunshot wounds. Lifesaving measures were attempted on Mr. Davidson, but unfortunately he was pronounced deceased on scene at 8:27 p.m. by Dr. Escott.
Homicide investigators and crime scene technicians responded to process the scene and interview witnesses.
On September 21, 2021, the Travis County Medical Examiner’s office conducted an autopsy and determined the cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death, homicide.
On September 21, 2021, Homicide detectives issued a 1st Degree Murder warrant for 23-year-old Ronald Charles. On September 23, 2021, Charles turned himself into the Travis County Jail for the outstanding warrant. Bond is set at $300,000.
Detectives are asking anyone with information or video of the incident to call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS, email firstname.lastname@example.org, utilize the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. You may remain anonymous. Information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin's 64th homicide of 2021.