Police identify victim in deadly east Austin shooting

Austin police identified the man shot and killed in East Austin on Wednesday.

Police said on April 17, around 9:01 p.m., officers responded to reports of a shooting at 1800 East 51st Street.


When law enforcement arrived, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital, but later died from his injuries.

He was later identified as 33-year-old Tayjay Stephens.

The investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Austin Police Department at 512-974-TIPS.  You may submit your tip anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting austincrimestoppers.org or by calling 512-472-8477. A reward up to $1,000 may be available for any information that leads to an arrest.