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Police seeking suspects in Sixth Street murder

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Watch surveillance footage of the two suspects shortly before the attack in the video above.

An Austin man died Monday from injuries he suffered during an altercation on Sixth Street over Labor Day weekend. Now, police are seeking the public’s help in identifying two suspects who may be responsible for his death.

Officers say 35-year-old Matthew Casey engaged in a “verbal altercation” with a male and a female, both in their mid 20s, during the early morning hours of Sept. 3. Shortly before 1 a.m., officers found Casey collapsed to the ground on the corner of Sixth and Neches.

He was taken to Brackenridge Hospital where he died Monday. A medical examiner ruled his death a homicide Wednesday.

Here are the descriptions of the suspects, as provided by APD:

Suspect One

White Male
Approx. mid-20s
5’6” to 5’8”
Thin build
Short hair
He has tattoos on his chest, upper arms and upper back and a possibly has a tattoo of the word “TEXAS” in large block letters across his upper back. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap with a light colored logo, long black shorts with a black shirt tucked into a back pocket and dark colored tennis shoes.

Suspect Two

White female
Approx. mid-20s
5’6” to 5’8”
Athletic build
She was last seen wearing a white baseball cap with small logo with her hair pulled into a ponytail, light colored tennis shoes, a pink & blue jumper (shorts) outfit with a single strap over her right shoulder. The outfit was predominately pink with blue across the left side of the chest.

Click here for still images from surveillance footage of the suspects on the night of the crime.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call APD’s Homicide Tip Line at (512) 477-9588 or Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-TIPS.

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