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A Town of Tonawanda man originally charged with manslaughter in the death of his wife now faces a second degree murder charge in the case.

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Buffalo Police had not, as of Monday afternoon, released the names of two young men shot to death in separate weekend homicides. But during a briefing, officials said they do have persons of interest in both cases.

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A Buffalo man has been charged with murder in the July shooting deaths of a 17-month-old boy and his 54-year-old grandmother.


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A Niagara County man has been charged with criminally negligent homicide in the fatal drug overdose of his sister.

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The son of a man killed in Cheektowaga last year has pleaded that he is not responsible for his father's death by reason of mental disease or defect.

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A Town of Tonawanda man has pleaded guilty in the death of a woman he gave opiates.

Jamestown Police have released the name of the man stabbed to death Tuesday night.

A 32-year-old man was sentenced in Erie County Court Wednesday to 25 years to life in prison for second degree murder for a killing that occurred nearly a decade ago.

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Anonymous citizens have stepped forward and added $5,000 to the reward pool to help solve the January murder of Paul Byrd - in his car, in front of his Cornwall Avenue home in Buffalo's Grider-Delavan neighborhood.

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A Dunkirk woman is facing murder charges.

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Right after his graduation from Buffalo's Math, Science, Technology Preparatory School at Seneca, Jequan Wilson posted the image of his high school diploma on Facebook. Hours later, he became another victim of Buffalo's street violence.

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Town of Lancaster Police are revisiting a homicide that happened 35 years ago. Thursday morning, a cash reward was announced for information that may help solve the cold case.


With 15 homicides recorded since the star of the year, including three on New Year's Day, the City of Buffalo is having its deadliest start to a year in a decade. The mayor is assuring the public that police are working long hours to gather information for breaks in unsolved cases.


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Buffalo Police are continuing to investigate a fatal Friday night shooting.

19-year-old Jaquan Sullivan of Buffalo died Saturday night after he was shot on the 300 block of Parkdale Avenue.

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Police are trying to determine the identity of skeletal remains that washed up on the Lake Erie shore at the end of La Salle Park in Buffalo. Those remains were discovered by a long-time resident of the Harbour Pointe condos on Friday morning.


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New charges are being filed against a Wyoming County man who already faces a charge in the death of his daughter.

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Two men have been arrested in Erie, Pennsylvania, after a car belonging to shooting victim Mary Whitaker was found in Erie.

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An apparent homicide is under investigation in the Chautauqua County community of Westfield.

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Buffalo Police have made an arrest in connection with the Tuesday shooting near the Oakmont Avenue footbridge which claimed the life of 14-year-old Raymond Patterson III.

Man and woman killed in East side shooting

Jul 18, 2014

Two people are dead following an overnight shooting on Buffalo's East side. The incident occurred around 2:15 a.m. Friday near the intersection of Sycamore Street and Jefferson Avenue. 

Investigators in Orleans County are looking into an apparent homicide.

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The first homicide of the year has been reported in the City of Buffalo.

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Police in North Tonawanda are searching for a man they believe could be connected to the death of a woman earlier this week.

The woman found in the Lincoln Avenue residence has not been officially identified, but her death has been ruled a homicide. Police are searching for Brian Lowry, who they describe as an acquaintance of the woman. No further information about the connection of Lowry to the case has been divulged.

Anyone with knowledge of Lowry's whereabouts are asked to call North Tonawanda Police at 692-4111.

Victim's best friend charged in city homicide

Sep 26, 2012
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A 22-year-old Buffalo man has been arrested and charged with the murder of his best friend.  23-year-old Jeremy Lott was shot to death in a double shooting early Sunday on Fillmore Avenue. 

John Carney has been charged with second-degree murder and assault.

26-year-old Lareecea Love of Buffalo was also shot, but was treated and released from ECMC.  Love was standing with Lott outside, smoking a cigarette, when Lott's friend Carney approached them.

"This reinforces our message to young people to put the guns down," said Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.

The samurai-sword wielding robber of a North Buffalo gas station/convenience store remains at large.  Mayor Byron Brown says the investigation of the armed hold-up at Hertel and Colvin avenues early Tuesday is continuing. 

Also, Brown says Homicide Detectives are still looking for a suspect in a deadly shooting near the Entertainment District.  Police say 27-year-old James Henley died early Sunday after being shot in a parking lot near South Elmwood and Johnson Parkway. 

Police identify body found in North Buffalo

Jul 9, 2012
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Buffalo Police have identified the body of the city's latest homicide victim found in a normally quiet North Buffalo neighborhood. 16-year-old Darren Brown discovered on Friday evening in a wooded area near Colvin Avenue and Taunton Place. Police sat the body had been stabbed multiple times and set on fire. Homicide detectives are trying to determine a motive for the killing. Police said the murder scene reflects that of an unsolved murder from 1998. But authorities do not believe was a random killing. Police said they believe the killer knew the victim.

Buffalo homicide detectives are investigating the case of a male body found in North Buffalo on Friday night.

The deceased was discovered by passersby in a wooded lot along an old railroad bed near Colvin Avenue and Taunton Place.

Medical examiners are performing an autopsy to determine the cause of death. No other details are available at this time.
 

Buffalo Police identify latest homicide victim

Jun 19, 2012
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 Buffalo Police continue to search for a suspect in a deadly shooting Sunday night on the city’s East Side. 

"25-year-old Hassan Jabbar of Buffalo was shot once, while he was on East Ferry Street, between Fillmore Avenue and Kehr Street, around 7:30 p.m.," according to Dennis J. Richards, chief of detectives.

Police say Jabbar was taken to Erie County Medical Center, but died a short time after he arrived.