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APD makes arrest in pickup truck murder

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Austin police have arrested a man for murder in the death of 42-year-old Alejandro Hernandez Jr. last month.

Officers say 35-year-old Thomas Trent Atkinson Jr. shot Hernandez July 9. Hernandez was found slumped over in the driver’s seat of a truck with a gunshot wound shortly before 6 a.m. in the 200 block of West Lola Lane in north Austin. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Atkinson was arrested Friday during a traffic stop and was taken into custody without incident. He’s been charged with murder, a first-degree felony. His bond is set at $75,000.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to call APD’s Homicide Tip Line at (512) 477-3588 or call Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-TIPS. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP