Sending Prayers to Austin Auto Threads

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on July 29th, 2013

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It is with heavy hearts we report that Roberto Reyna, owner and operator of Austin Auto Threads, was shot and killed outside of his home in Austin, Texas last Saturday.

Local news channel NBC’s KXAN reports:

Just before 1 a.m., a 911 caller reported Roberto Reyna, 36, had been shot at a home in the 3500 block of Gonzales St., near East 7th St. and Springdale Rd.

Reyna was transported to University Medical Center Brackenridge where he later died.

“I lost my baby, my baby’s gone,” said Eva Reyna, Roberto’s mother. “Someone came and murdered my son.”

Police have not yet made any arrests in the shooting, but are looking for a Hispanic male, approximately 5-foot-7 with a bald head and medium build. He was last seen wearing dark clothing.

“Someone murdered my son, and whoever did it, I want him caught,” Eva said.

Family members told KXAN that Reyna lived in the home with his grandmother and cousin. They say he died on his 36th birthday, leaving behind three children and two grandkids.

Officer Marcus Davis, who briefed the media, said he did not have any information on the nature of the shooting, the relationship of the victim to the shooter, or how many people may have witnessed it. [more]

KEYE-TV has released a sketch of the alleged assailant. Police are asking that anyone with information pertaining to Reyna’s murder to contact their Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588.

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Auto trimmers work too hard to have their lives taken from them in such senseless acts of violence. Please take proper precautions to keep yourself and coworkers safe.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Reyna family.

The Haartz Corporation

4 Responses

  1. papasage says:

    you have my deepest sympathy .may god be with you

  2. Jim says:

    It’s hard to lose a family man and a talented upholsterer like Roberto. I don’t feel like I can say anything that will help, just that my heart aches for Roberto’s mother and family. With such strong family connections, I know you’ll get through it. My deepest sympathy to Mrs. Eva Reyna, and all Roberto’s family and friends. It’s hard to say good bye to someone that young. Hopefully they will find the man who shot him soon and hold him accountable.

  3. Retired.. I Did Not Know Mr. Reyna, But I Do Know The Problems Associated With The Upholstery Bussiness. And All I Can Offer Is Prayer To A Fellow Trimmers Family. A Person Of Influence | Our Daily Bread

  4. Nannette E. Perry says:

    Sorry, to hear of this tragic loss of Mr. Reyna. I am praying for the family and for the police to get whoever did this.
    Nannette E. Perry

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