Austin’s First Homicide of 2024: Murder-Suicide Attempt Leaves Woman Dead, Shooter Survives

Austin’s First Homicide of 2024: Murder-Suicide Attempt Leaves Woman Dead, Shooter Survives
Martin Rodriguez

On Monday, January 1, 2024, at approximately 8:49 p.m., Austin Police Department (APD) officers responded to multiple calls of a shooting at 4900 E Oltorf St.

According to one of the callers, a man allegedly shot a woman before turning the gun on himself. When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive woman with a gunshot wound. The woman was later identified as 19-year-old Naomi Davis. The officers also found a Hispanic male who seemed to be physically assaulting the unresponsive woman.

The man involved in this incident has been identified as 20-year-old Martin Rodriguez. Rodriguez sustained a gunshot wound, but despite his injuries, he resisted arrest and engaged in a physical altercation with the officers. Eventually, he was successfully arrested. Rodriguez was then transported to a local hospital to receive treatment for the self-inflicted gunshot wound. Currently, he is in stable condition. Despite the efforts of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to save her life, Naomi Davis was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Homicide detectives and crime scene specialists were called to the scene to investigate the incident. Through their investigation, it was discovered that Martin Rodriguez had fatally shot his girlfriend, Naomi Davis. After shooting Davis, Rodriguez turned the gun on himself, but he survived the self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was immediately taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

Rodriguez is being charged with First-Degree Murder in connection with the death of Naomi Davis. It is important to note that Rodriguez was arrested on December 1, 2023, for the crime of carrying a weapon unlawfully for the second time with a previous felony conviction in Travis County. He was permitted to post a personal recognizance bond and was released on December 15th.

Anyone with any information should contact APD’s Homicide unit at 512-974-TIPS or email You may submit your tip anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting or calling 512-472-8477. A reward of up to $1,000 may be available for any information that leads to an arrest.

This case is being investigated as Austin’s 1st homicide of 2024.