Arrest warrant issued for suspect accused of shooting UT employee

Reagan Ritterbush

Austin Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for the suspect who allegedly shot and killed a man during an apparent road rage incident near the intersection of Parmer Lane and Dessau Road.

The warrant names 18-year-old Juan de Dios Carbajal-Jaimes as the suspect who allegedly shot Alfred Lockett, a 48-year-old UT employee according to school officials, on Tuesday afternoon. Lockett was a journey lineman for ITS Networking at the University.

Responding to the scene around 4:30 p.m., APD found Lockett on the ground, where bystanders had removed the man from his vehicle in an attempt to save him.

Austin-Travis County EMS medics resumed rescue efforts when they arrived on the scene, but Lockett died about 20 minutes later, APD said.

“The University community deeply mourns the loss of our employee Alfred Lockett,” said J.B. Bird, UT director of media relations. “Our hearts go out to his family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time.”

APD said Lockett’s teal Infiniti collided with the shooter’s red Toyota while turning into a CVS. APD said the driver of the Toyota got out of his vehicle and walked toward Lockett’s car before pulling out a handgun and firing at Lockett.

APD said after shots were fired, the shooter got back into his vehicle and fled the scene. Video footage from the CVS showed the suspect fleeing the parking lot with the left rear section of his back bumper partially detached but still connected to the vehicle, APD said.

APD also said when EMS was leaving the scene, they saw a red Toyota Camry abandoned by the side of the road less than a mile from the scene of the shooting. The vehicle’s license plates were missing and its rear bumper was lying in the passenger seat, APD said.

APD said they found Lockett’s cell phone, which had photos of a Hispanic man in a red T-shirt, in the Toyota.

Although Carbajal-Jaimes is not in custody yet, he faces a first-degree murder charge. His bond will be set at $1 million.