Homicide Investigation By Austin Police in the 10000 block of Research Boulevard

The Austin Police Department (APD) continues to investigate a homicide that occurred on Thursday, August 31, 2023, at a Teapioca Lounge located in the Arboretum in the 10000 block of Research Boulevard. APD’s Homicide Unit is requesting the community’s assistance with gathering photos or videos of the incident. Anyone with information about the suspect or the incident should contact APD’s Homicide unit at 512-974-TIPS.

Anyone who may have photos or videos can upload the material by scanning the QR code included in this release, or click the link included in the comment section.

At approximately 5:00 p.m., Austin 9-1-1 received a call reporting shots fired in the 10000 block of Research Boulevard. The caller stated they had heard multiple shots from inside the Teapioca. At approximately 5:01 p.m., the first units were assigned and responding to the scene. While responding, additional calls to 9-1-1 reported that there was an active shooter.

At approximately 5:07 p.m., the first units arrived on scene. At approximately 5:09 p.m., APD officers located Tang-Kang Dave Chiang, Laura Jauregui, and another woman on the ground with gunshot wounds inside the business. Due to the limited information at the time about an armed suspect, possibly an active shooter, a Counter Assault Strike Team (CAST) deployment was activated.

At approximately 5:11 p.m., a coordinated response was initiated between the Austin Police Department, Austin-Travis County EMS, and the Austin Fire Department to treat the potential victims. Jauregui died on scene. The second unidentified victim was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. Chiang was pronounced deceased on scene.

Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Specialists responded to process the scene. During the investigation, it was determined that Chiang shot both women unknown to him, killing Jauregui, before killing himself with a firearm.

Although there had been reports of an explosion in the initial reports, no explosive devices were located. The elevated response from multiple jurisdictions was due to the information that we were provided during the initial 9-1-1 calls.

The motive is still under investigation at this time.

We would like to thank all our public safety partners for their rapid response in deploying units to assist with managing the scene until we could establish the magnitude of the incident and bring it under control: Texas DPS, AISD PD, Travis County Constables Office, FBI, and ATF.

Anyone with any information about the suspect should contact APD’s Homicide Unit at 512-974-TIPS. You may submit your tip anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting austincrimestoppers.org or calling 512-472-8477.

This case is being investigated as Austin’s 42nd homicide of 2023.