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2017 Homicides

The City of Buffalo has had the following deaths ruled as homicides. Any information from the public in regards to these cases can be directed to the Buffalo Police Homicide Squad at 716.851-4466 or the Police Department's confidential TIPCALL hotline 716.847-2255. The cases are considered active, unless indicated otherwise.

NameDateLocation of IncidentMethodStatus
Xavier Wimes1/1/17Byrd Wayshotunder investigation
Alvin McDowell1/1/17McNeely Wayshotunder investigation
Shanna Mason1/1/17Gold Streetshotcleared
Quantrell Carson1/4/17Humboldt & Northlandshotunder investigation
Paul Byrd1/9/17Cornwall Avenueshotunder investigation
Jerald Bailey1/10/17Hamlin Roadshotunder investigation
Willie Ward1/18/17Keystone Avenueshotunder investigation
Lewis Brewer1/25/17French Streetshotunder investigation
Mario Hayes2/3/17St.Louis Avenueshotunder investigation
*Charles Ridgeway2/12/17Grider Streetshotunder investigation
Sasheen Sheppard2/19/17Ashley St & Krupp St.shotunder investigation
Mychal Brown2/21/17Roma Avenueshotunder investigation
James Smith3/1/17Pershing Avenueshotunder investigation
Dominic Revere3/4/17Mills St. & Peterson St.shotunder investigation
Kennedy Gadley3/5/17Broadwayshotunder investigation
Luis Flores3/19/17East Ferryshotunder investigation
Michael Herrera4/12/17Strauss Streetshotunder investigation
Justin Johnson4/12/17North Divisionstabbedcleared
Lonnie Anthony4/15/17Dodge Streetshotunder investigation
**Antonio Lynn5/11/17Richmond Ave & Byrdshotunder investigation
Steven Barton5/12/17Stevens Avenueshotunder investigation
Anthony Mattina5/12/17East Delavanshotunder investigation
Jonathan Grumble5/20/17Ashley & Quincyshotcleared
Calvin Williams6/12/17Pries Avenueshotcleared
Jequan Wilson6/26/17Daisy Place & Floridashotunder investigation
Joseph Tabor7/18/17Deshler Streetshotunder investigation
Edwin Garner7/27/17Detroit Streetshotunder investigation
Cornelius  Caddle7/29/17Carl Streetshotunder investigation
Leon Nelson7/31/17May StreetTBAunder investigation
Jessica Garcia8/2/17Niagara Streetblunt force traumacleared
***Aaron Adams8/2/17Niagara Streetshotunder investigation
Edward Wright8/6/17Victoria Avenueshot under investigation
Deion Brown9/27/17Parkdale & Potomacshotunder investigation
Preston German10/23/17West Avenuestrangulationcleared
Tevin Sapp10/30/17Thatcher Avenueshotunder investigation
Saleem Merukeb11/3/2017Allen Streetshotcleared
Thomas Heath11/17/17West Ferrystabbingcleared
Luis Rivera11/28/17Central Laneshotunder investigation
Craig Hadley12/10/17Guilford Streetshotunder investigation
Thapelo Hill12/14/17Niagara Streetshotunder investigation
DeAndre Lucas12/28/17East Amherst Streetshotunder investigation

*The incident occurred November 27, 2016 in the 500 block of Grider.

**The incident happened October 26.2011. The individual died from his injuries on March 8, 2017

***The incident happened on November 26,2010. The individual died from their injuries on August 2, 2017