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BPD Make Arrest in Halloween Morning Shooting of Teenage Girl

Bail set at a Half-Million Dollars for Depew man charged

Buffalo Police Homicide Detectives have arrested an individual in connection with an early Halloween morning shooting of a 13 year old Buffalo girl.

Detectives have arrested 22 year old Greyler Williams of Depew and charged him with: First Degree Assault, First Degree Reckless Endangerment and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.

Mayor Byron W. Brown said, “I commend the men and women of the Buffalo Police Department for their diligent work that led to the arrest of the individual allegedly responsible for this horrible crime”.

The Mayor added, “Our anti-crime goal remains clear and unchanged: anyone responsible for committing any type of crime in Buffalo will be pursued relentlessly, arrested and put in jail. The senselessness acts of violence like this must end”.

Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda said of the arrest: “An intense investigation by our homicide detectives led to the suspect coming forward and confessing to the crime”.

The shooting happened at around 2:30am Sunday, October 31st, inside a home in the 100 block of Bickford Avenue.

Detectives say the 13 year old girl was in another room when a bullet came through a wall and struck her in the upper part of her body.

The young girl remains in serious condition at ECMC.

Williams turned himself into Buffalo police late Monday afternoon and was arrested by Homicide Detectives Mario T. Pratts and Anthony Borrelli.

Williams was arraigned in Buffalo City Court this morning and bail was set at $500,000.00.

Williams is scheduled back in court on November 15th for a felony hearing.

Also assisting in the investigation: Detective Sergeant Jonathan D. Walton and Detective Patrick J. Judge.