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August 26th, 2009
Police investigate homicide at eastside apartment complex


San Marcos police are investigating an overnight shooting that claimed the life of Byron Burse, 30, at an apartment complex.

According to Cmdr. Terry Nichols, police responded to the Kelsea’s Place Apartments at 518 Linda Drive just after midnight after callers reported hearing gunshots in the complex.

Police found Burse in his apartment suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to Central Texas Medical Center by San Marcos/ Hays County EMS where he was later pronounced dead. The victim’s wife was in the apartment at the time of the shooting and was not harmed.

Police learned the victim had been involved in an earlier altercation at the apartment complex. Around midnight, an unknown male subject kicked in the door to the victim’s apartment and shot Burse numerous times before fleeing.

The homicide is under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division. Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call police at (512) 753-2300 or (512) 753-2108.

This is the first homicide in San Marcos since January 2008, Nichols said.


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