SAN MARCOS – A 20-year-old man was shot and killed in his sleep after San Marcos police said a gun was “negligently discharged” from a neighboring apartment.
The incident happened around 11:30 a.m., Thursday, at The Lyndon apartments on Springtown Way. Officers arrived and soon located the deceased man, identified as Austin Salyer.
An investigation revealed that Salyer was fatally shot by a firearm that was “negligently discharged from a neighboring apartment,” according to police.
Evidence was collected, including the firearm that was involved in the incident, authorities said.
A suspect has since been identified; however, their identity is being withheld pending further investigation.
We’ll bring more updates to this story as they become available.