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Man shot to death in his Bryan home

POSTED: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 1:47pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

BRYAN -- An 18 year-old is dead after an early morning shooting at his Bryan apartment. Tonight family and neighbors mourn his loss while police still search for the killer.

For neighbor, Aretha Wilson, it was just another typical night at her mother's house. She was sitting in the living room watching t-v when she heard gunshots outside.

"I was like, 'Did you hear that?' And it was like three gunshots that I heard and that was at about 12:05. It's sad."

Bryan police responded to the home on Sprucewood Street and found 18 year-old, Raymond Cavazos, already dead inside his living room from a gunshot wound.

Neighbors tell Fox 28 they are shocked by what happened. They say Cavazos was a quiet neighbor who helped take care of his girlfriend's three kids.

"He played with his puppy, he played with his little girls," said Wilson. "He don't bother nobody."

And next door neighbor, Victor Hernandez agrees, "I mean he's been a good kid. He always stayed to himself and everything so I just can't believe it happened and so close you know."

Police have determined two suspects forced their way into Cavazos' home and shot him.

Today investigators were back at the crime scene interviewing neighbors and potential witnesses as they try to piece together what happened.

If you have any information regarding this homicide, contact the Bryan Police Department immediately at 979-209-5300.

UPDATE 12-14-11 @1430 hours

An autopsy was conducted today on the deceased, Raymond Cavazos. The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the deceased died from a gunshot wound.

Detectives investigating the homicide have also determined that there were two suspects in the shooting death of the victim.

The investigation is still ongoing at this time. If you have any information about the shooting please contact the Bryan Police Department at 979-209-5300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 979-775-TIPS.

On December 14th, 2011 at 12:09 am, the Bryan Police Department responded to a disturbance call at 2708 Sprucewood St. #B. A caller stated that shots had been fired. Once Officers arrived on scene, they located a deceased male by the front door of the apartment. The Criminal Investigation Division and the Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene to investigate.

The preliminary investigation revealed that unknown suspects made forced entry into the apartment and shot the male resident later identified as Raymond Cavazos, an 18 year old male from Bryan. The suspects fled the scene before police arrived. No one else was injured in the shooting. The motive for the crime is still under investigation. Justice of the Peace, Tommy Munoz, responded to the scene and ordered an autopsy.

The investigation is currently ongoing. If you have any information about the shooting please contact the Bryan Police Department at 979-209-5300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 979-775-TIPS.

Information from Bryan Police Department


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