Woman shot in North Austin by boyfriend dies in hospital

Aziza Musa

A woman died Monday after a man shot her outside an East Austin establishment over the weekend.

Eula Nutall, 37, and her boyfriend Johnny Barr, 37, had a confrontation at the Airport Bar and Grill, near Airport and MLK boulevards. Barr struck Nutall, prompting her cousin to assist her, said Austin Police Department Detective Anthony Nelson. Barr confronted Nutall and her cousin as they left the bar. He shot Nutall and fled the scene, Nelson said. The dating couple were looking to go separate ways, he said.

When police arrived at the scene at about 1:10 a.m. on Sunday, they found Nutall with a gunshot wound in the bar’s parking lot. Austin-Travis County EMS transported the victim, who was critically injured, to University Medical Center Brackenridge, where she died Monday.

The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, a conglomeration of APD officers and U.S. marshals, found Barr on Monday night in a residence in Elgin. Barr, who was arrested without incident after APD SWAT swarmed the home, is currently being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, but police expect him to face murder charges soon.

Nelson said police cannot release the weapon information, the number of shots fired, the location of Nutall’s injury or the details of the argument because the investigation is still ongoing.

The incident marked the 32nd murder of the year in Austin, compared to 20 at the same time last year.