JUST IN: Austin police ID victim in East Austin shooting


Austin police have identified the victim in a fatal East Austin shooting Wednesday as 21-year-old Ruler Stephon Bailey. 

Officers responded Wednesday at about 12:46 p.m. to reports of shots fired at the RARE Apartments on the 6400 block of Springdale Road, police said. Police have said they heard from witnesses that the shooting happened during an altercation involving a group of people.

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Bailey was found with "obvious trauma” to his body and was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge, where he was pronounced dead. 

An autopsy from the Travis County medical examiner’s office determined Bailey died from multiple gunshot wounds and ruled the manner of death as a homicide. 

Detectives from Austin police gang and homicide units are involved in the investigation, officials have said. Police have not confirmed whether the fatal shooting was gang-related.

Austin police are still looking for suspects. They are interviewing witnesses and following up on leads, officials said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Austin police’s homicide unit at 512-477-3588, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS, text “Tip 103” plus a message to CRIMES, or submit a tip through APD’s mobile app available on iPhone and Android.

Information leading to an arrest may be eligible to a cash reward of up to $1,000.


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