Buffalo Man Indicted on Murder Charge for Fatally Shooting Victim in City's Seneca Babcock Neighnorhood

Modified: December 8, 2022 12:10pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 30-year-old Steven L. Tyler, also known as Stephen Tyler, of Buffalo was arraigned this morning before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller on an indictment charging him with one count of Murder in the Second Degree (Class “A-I”) felony.

It is alleged that on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at approximately 8:20 p.m., the defendant intentionally shot the victim outside of a residence on Keppel Street in the City of Buffalo. The victim, 30-year-old Bashir Ingram, died at the scene.

Tyler is scheduled to return on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. for a pre-trial conference. He continues to remain held without bail.

If convicted of the charge, Tyler faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

DA Flynn commends the Buffalo Police Department Homicide Squad for their work in this investigation.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Ashley M. Morgan of the Homicide Bureau.

As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.