A 20-year-old man who was shot Wednesday night on Fillmore Avenue later identified his assailants in the hospital emergency room, police said today.
Two men confronted and shot Donnell Gray in the foot shortly before 8 p.m. at Wakefield and Fillmore avenues. Gray, of Minnesota Avenue, watched as his assailants drove away.
Gray was treated and released from Erie County Medical Center Wednesday night but returned for additional treatment this morning, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Officers Kevin Brautlacht and Daniel Meegan of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority responded to the shooting and spotted the suspects' car minutes later on Suffolk Street and Oakmont Avenue, where one of the suspects jumped out and began running, police said.
Brautlacht ran after the suspect and arrested him, while Meegan followed the car to Hempstead and Bailey avenues and apprehended the driver. Police said the officers found a loaded .45-caliber handgun, which had been stolen in Georgia, under a floor rug on the passenger side of the car.
The suspects were then taken to the medical center, where Gray identified them as his attackers.
Samuel Brown, 28, and Timothy G. Barlow, 30, both of Arden Avenue, were charged with first-degree assault, criminal possession of a weapon, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and first-degree reckless endangerment.
Police said they did not have a motive for the shooting.