UPDATE-Arrest warrant issued in the shooting death of cycling star Moriah Wilson

May 24, 2022

The Austin Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for the first-degree murder of Moriah Wilson. On May 11, Moriah was shot and killed at a friend’s home in Austin, TX home where she was staying in preparation for the Gravel Locos race. According to police reports, she was shot before 10:00 p.m. and was found by her friend when she returned home. Ms. Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Moriah’s death shocked the cycling community. Many recall her as a well-liked, fierce competitor whose wins included the 2022 Sea Otter El Fuego 80k and the Belgian Waffle Ride in San Diego. These wins put her in the lead in both the Life Time Grand Prix and the BWR Quadruple Crown of Gravel Series. Moriah’s family has started a GoFundMe fundraiser to help fund community organizations that help youths find self-confidence, strength, and joy through biking, skiing, and other activities that Moriah was passionate about.

The arrest warrant is for 34-year-old Kaitlyn Armstrong, a resident of Austin, TX. Armstrong is being charged with first-degree murder, which in Texas can result in five to 99 years in prison or life in prison. If it is determined to be a crime of passion, the maximum prison sentence is 20 years.

Police are asking anyone with information of this incident to contact the Austin Police Department-Homicide Unit at 512-974-8477.

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News story and photo courtesy of Bicycling Magazine.

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