7 Killed In The Past 9 Days
UPDATE: Only three days after the publication of this post, a 24-year old resident of Buffalo was killed on Christmas Eve. This brings the total number of homicides for 2014 to 58, and 8 killed within 11 consecutive days.
* UPDATE #2: Yet another homicide was reported Sunday, Dec. 28. Total number of homicides for the year now stands at 59.
- 7 killed in the past 9 days from separate incidents
- All but one of the victims killed under the age of 25
- Total homicides for the year stands at 57 — 10 more than in the previous year
Over the past 9 days 7 people have been killed in the City of Buffalo. WKBW has published a summary describing the wave of violence that has reigned over the Queen City recently:
The wave of violence began Friday, December 12. An 18-year-old girl was hit by gunfire on the 100 block of Riverside Avenue. She treated and released from the hospital.
The following morning at 9 a.m., 24-year-old Terrell Taylor was shotat Brinkman Avenue and Rohe Street. He later died at ECMC.
Then December 16, there were two deadly shootings and a third reported shooting with no victim. The first shooting that Tuesday occurred around 8:30 p.m. on the 200 block of Jewett Avenueand 20-year-old Darren Rice was found dead at the scene.
There was a shooting reported around 11 p.m. on Locust Street,though there was no victim in that case and police could not confirm a shooting took place.
A third shooting happened just after midnight on Genesee Street between Floss Street and Sprenger Avenue. Tracy Avery, 19, was shot and possibly hit by a vehicle and later died at ECMC.
Last Friday, 16-year-old Jamilah Furguan was killed and 20-year-old Antonio Tucker suffered critical injuries in a double shooting on the 500 block of Grant Street.
Early Sunday morning, 44-year-old Willie Barksdale was shot at William and Spring Street. He later died at ECMC.
That afternoon a 15-year-old boy was shot on the 200 block of Jewett Avenue. He is recovering from his injuries at the hospital.
Finally, early Monday morning, a 23-year-old woman was killed and a 26-year-old man was injured in a shooting on the first block of Manhattan Avenue. The man was treated and released from ECMC.
Below are the names, dates, locations and method of the 57 homicides that have taken place in 2014.
- Yolanda Singletary | 1-1-14 | Genesee St & Michigan Ave | shot
- Dustin Ortiz | 1-5-14 | Newfield Street | shot
- Damario McCain | 1-27-14 | Reed Street | shot
- Damone Wiggins | 2-21-14 | East Delavan | shot
- *Malik Evans | 2-22-14 | Guilford Street | shot
- Barrie Woods | 2-23-14 | Dewey Avenenue | shot
- Brian Dombek | 3-4-14 | Sirret Street | blunt force trauma
- Jeremy Thompson | 3-26-14 | Pleasant Place | shot
- Robert C. Bennett | 3-29-14 | C Street | shot
- Antoine Holt | 4-18-14 | Metcalfe & Lyman Street | shot
- Jason Ramirez | 5-2-14 | Schmarbeck Street | shot
- Ameer Al-Shamrmari | 5-3-14 | Amherst St. & Churchill | strangulation
- Joshua Beason | 5-6-14 | Hertel Avenue | shot
- George Waddell | 5-9-14 | Brewster Street | stabbed
- Jacob Noe | 5-14-14 | Lovering Avenue | stabbed
- Arthur Parsons | 5-28-14 | Mohr Avenue | shot
- Deshawn White | 6-20-14 | St.Joseph Street | shot
- Victor Hernandez | 6-22-14 | Pershing Avenue | shot
- Benjamin Sweetwine | 6-22-14 | Sumner Place | shot
- Vernon Reeves | 7-5-14 | Concord Street | stabbed
- Ivanilson Mendes | 7-6-14 | Wasmuth Avenue | shot
- James McDaniel | 7-13-14 | Bailey Avenue | blunt force trauma
- Jonathan Smith | 7-13-14 |Arkansas Street | shot
- Shamel Parker | 7-18-14 | Sycamore & Jefferson Ave. | shot
- Tyneisha Pettiford7-18-14Sycamore & Jefferson Ave. | shot
- **William Sager Jr. | 7-30-14 | Main St. & Winspear Ave. | blunt force trauma
- Manuel Mate | o8-7-14 | Herkimer Street | shot
- Ray Patterson III | 8-12-14 | Roosevelt Street | shot
- Ronnie Scott | 8-12-14 | Shirley Avenue | shot
- Dawud Lawson | 8-17-14 | Box Avenue | shot
- Deverin White | 8-23-14 | Doat & May Street | shot
- Benjamin Gerald | 8-23-14 | Doat & May Street | shot
- Myron Maclin | 9-4-14 | Main & Allen Street | stabbing
- Kylil Young | 9-9-14 Koons Avenue | shot
- Gary Hooser | 9-21-14 | Butler Avenue | shot
- David Laguerre | 9-21-14 | Butler Avenue | shot
- Jerald Goldsmith | 10-1-14 | Masten Ave & Edna Place | under investigation
- Shaquille Huffman | 10-2-14 | Langmeyer Avenue | strangulation
- Paris Lewis | 10-3-14 | Deerfield Avenue | shot
- Kevin Hogue | 10-8-14 | Hertel Avenue | shot
- Shmerea Nailor | 10-9-14 | Ontario St & Riverside Ave. | shot
- David Skippper, Jr. | 10-14-14 | Erb Street | shot
- Natalie Thompson | 10-21-14 | College Street | shot
- John T. Wesley | 10-29-14 | East Ferry St.& Wende | shot
- Rafael Martinez | 11-12-14 | Arnold Street | blunt force trauma
- Naim Holt | 11-22-14 | Langfield Avenue | shot
- Dominque Harris | 11-22-14 | Langfield Avenue | shot
- Cesar L. Ramirez-Davila | 11-23-14 | Hudson Street | shot
- Gary Patrick Noziere | 12-1-14 | Fay Street | shot
- Yolonzol Green, Jr. | 12-6-14 | Burnie Lane | shot
- Terrell Taylor | 12-14-14 | Brinkman Ave.& Rohe St. | shot
- Darren Rice | 12-16-14 | Jewitt Avenue | shot
- Tracy Avery | 12-16-14 | Genesee St. & Rogers | shot
- Lewis Browning | 12-17-14 | Titus Avenue | stabbing
- Jamilah Furquan | 12-19-14 | Grant Street | shot
- Willie Barksdale | 12-21-14 | William Street & Spring St. | shot
- [Name Unreleased] | 12-22-14 | Manhattan Avenue | shot
- Matthew Tucker | 12-24-14 | Klaus St. | shot
- [Name Unreleased] | 12-28-14 | Peach St. | shot
*The incident occurred on July 9th of 2011. Malik Evans passed away on February 22, 2014.
**William Sager Jr. suffered injuries on May 11th, 2014. He passed away on July 30th, 2014.