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Local man found dead in condo parking lot

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San Marcos police are investigating a homicide reported early Tuesday at Park North Condos.

The victim, Matthew Jacob Rodriguez, Jr. 27, of San Marcos, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Maggie Moreno. Following, Rodriguez was transported to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

The initial call to police reported someone was lying unresponsive in a parking lot. First responders were called to the parking lot of Park North Condos at 1624 Aquarena Springs Drive at 2:24 a.m. where they found Rodriguez deceased on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest.

This is the first reported homicide in San Marcos of the year. In 2017, there were five.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is encouraged to contact the San Marcos Police Department at 512-753-2108 or the SMPD Criminal Investigations Division at 512-753-2300. It is unclear at this time if Rodriguez was a student at Texas State.

The University Star will update this story as information is released.

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