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BPD Homicide Detectives Make 3rd Arrest in 10 days

Buffalo police homicide detectives have made their third arrest in the last ten days with the Thursday evening, March 7th arrest, of 27 year old Rayshawn Bethany.

With the assistance of Northeast district officers, Bethany was charged with murder in the 2nd degree in connection with the May 22, 2012 shooting death of 24 year old Vernon Hardy, Jr. on 18th Street.

Detectives say Hardy Jr., was outside at approximately 3:15pm in the afternoon when he was shot multiple times.

Police say that the city's surveillance camera system was instrumental in solving the case.

Bethany was booked by Detective Salvatore Valvo and Officer Jayson Mayhook.