Neighbor dispute leads to murder at Balcones Heights apartment complex, police say

An ongoing dispute between two neighbors at a Balcones Heights apartment complex ended with one of the men dead and the other arrested for murder.
An ongoing dispute between two neighbors at a Balcones Heights apartment complex ended with one of the men dead and the other arrested for murder.

BALCONES HEIGHTS, Texas – An ongoing dispute between two neighbors at a Balcones Heights apartment complex ended with one of the men dead and the other arrested for murder.

According to the Balcones Heights police chief, the men lived in the same building at an apartment complex in the 4200 block of Fredericksburg Road and had a history of disputes.

This morning, witnesses told police that Kyren Rashaud Goosby-Chase and the victim got into a physical altercation in the courtyard of the complex. After the fight, someone called police to report that Goosby-Chase was carrying an AR-15-style rifle through the complex.

By the time police arrived, the men had a second altercation in the parking lot that resulted in Goosby-Chase shooting the other man in the chest, police said.

The police chief said officers found Goosby-Chase in his vehicle trying to flee the scene, but his car wouldn’t start. Officers took him into custody without incident.

Police also arrested Goosby-Chase’s girlfriend. Witnesses told police that Priscill Amber Cuellar, 26, tossed the rifle to Goosby-Chase from inside the apartment shortly before it was used in the murder.

The identity of the victim, who is 25-years-old, has not been released.

It’s the first murder in Balcones Heights since 2005, according to the police chief.


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