Dunkirk woman arrested for gun homicide

Jul 7, 2017

A Dunkirk woman is facing murder charges.

Credit Dunkirk Police Department

Police responded to a call about a gunshot victim at a Lake Shore Drive East home about 10 p.m. Thursday. They found a man lying in the outside yard unresponsive. He was transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital by ambulance, but pronounced dead there.

An investigation led to the arrest of 28-year-old Rebecca Ruiz, who lives at the home and is being held at the Dunkirk Police lock-up pending arraignment.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Police believe the shooting was an isolated incident and not a random act.

Anyone with additional information can contact the Dunkirk Police at 366-2266 or their confidential tip line at 363-0313.