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REAL ESTATE AGENT SHOT DEAD IN APARTMENT

A North Buffalo real estate agent was the victim of the latest homicide this weekend, and Buffalo police detectives remained on the hunt for his killer and a motive for the slaying.

Thedrus T. Laster, 35, died Sunday after he was shot inside a North Buffalo apartment complex.

Northwest District police officials told The Buffalo News that Laster was in an apartment at 2108 Delaware Ave., near Great Arrow and Delham avenues, shortly after midnight when he was shot. About three shots rang out before a woman was heard screaming for help.

Two men in hooded shirts were seen fleeing the area in a dark vehicle with tinted windows.

Born in Buffalo on Sept. 12, 1969, Laster was a lifelong resident of Buffalo and operated Laster's Realty since 2000.

Laster is survived by his wife, the former Bobbie Bishop; three daughters, Linda, Alexus and Erika; a son, Thedrus Jr.; his parents, Daniel McNab and Linda F.; a sister, Tabatha McNab; and his grandparents, Ada and Joseph. All are from Buffalo.

Services will be at 6 p.m. Thursday in New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 318 High St. Burial will be in St. Matthews Cemetery, West Seneca.

e-mail: tpignataro@buffnews.com
and jhabuda@buffnews.com

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