Deceased: Ruler Stephon Bailey, Black male, D.O.B. 8-2-95
On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at approximately 12:46 p.m., Austin Police officers responded to multiple shots fired at 6407 Springdale Rd. Officers located the victim, Ruler Bailey, who had sustained obvious trauma to his body. A large crowd formed as officers worked to secure the scene. An Officer Needs Assistance call was put out citywide to assist in containing the chaotic scene. Austin-Travis County EMS also arrived and began resuscitation efforts. Bailey was transported to University Medical Center at Brackenridge hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
On Thursday, March 16, 2017, the Travis County Medical Examiner performed an autopsy. The cause of death was from gunshot wounds. The manner of death was Homicide.
Homicide detectives are interviewing witnesses and following up on leads.
Detectives are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES or use the new Crime Stoppers App. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. A reward of up to a $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of this Homicide suspect. You may remain anonymous.
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