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Mayor Brown and BPD Credit City Surveillance Cameras with Latest Homicide Arrest

Homicide ArrestsBuffalo Police Department arrest suspect for shooting death outside local sports bar

Mayor Byron W. Brown announced today city surveillance cameras and private cameras helped homicide detectives solve the fatal shooting of 20 year Anthony L. Pitts earlier this month. Cameras as well as several key tips led to the arrest of a 20 year old Buffalo man.

"Once again, the surveillance camera system led to an arrest, making a difference as a crime fighting tool," said Mayor Brown. "Since 2006, my administration has added 125 surveillance cameras to the city with 25 more on the way. It is my goal to use everything at our disposal to put away perpetrators of crime."

Taire M. Chaney, of Buffalo, was arrested and charged with 2nd degree murder. Chaney was already being held at Erie County Holding Center on a previous gun charge when homicide detectives arrested and charged him in this homicide.

The shooting took place on March 2, 2012, at about 2:30 A.M. outside of the Pandora’s Sports bar, located in 2200 block of Fillmore Avenue. Detectives say there was an argument inside the bar earlier in the night involving a number of people including the victim and the defendant.

The investigation was led by Detective Sergeant James Lonergan. He was assisted by Detectives James Lema, Reginald Minor and Salvatore Valvo.

This homicide arrest is the second homicide arrest in two weeks. Last week, 28 year old Bangaly Chelley was arrested in the homicide of 82 year old Buffalo resident, Ansumane Kanneh.