Shooting victim dies; arrest called 'imminent'
A West Side man died over the weekend in Erie County Medical Center from a gunshot wound he suffered Thursday evening at West Delavan Avenue and Congress Street, homicide detectives reported Sunday.
Robert E. Williams, 24, of West Delavan Avenue, was shot in the upper body at close range by another man at about 6:30 p.m., according to Buffalo homicide investigators. Williams died at about 9:10 p.m. Friday.
Sunday, Homicide Squad Detective Sgt. Daniel Rinaldo said that no charges have been placed yet in the killing but that "an arrest is imminent."
Investigators believe three shootings that occurred within 18 hours in the West Delavan-Grant area may be connected.
Early Thursday, just after midnight, a West Delavan man was seen shooting a rifle or shotgun at a blue vehicle, police said.
An hour later, the same man, identified as Tyrone Stanley, was shot in the face and back with birdshot at West Delavan and Grant Street by someone in the blue vehicle, police said. Stanley was treated in ECMC and released.
"It's a good possibility that the three shootings are connected because Stanley knows Williams," Rinaldo said.
3 drug arrests made at 'loud, large party'
Police invaded a "loud, large party" on Lisbon Avenue over the weekend and arrested the three hosts on drug charges.
Northeast District officers said several minors attended the party at Lisbon near Parkridge Avenue on Saturday.
Police said Mack Lewis, 20, attempted to flee when police arrived and, while being patted down, placed six small Ziploc bags of cocaine on the rear bumper of the police car. He was charged with felony drug possession.
Stefan Rosenthal, 22, who allegedly purchased alcoholic beverages for the party, and Richard E. Voight, 19, were charged with misdemeanor drug possession after a small baggie containing cocaine was found near them. All three men also were charged with disorderly conduct.
Man arrested in attack on woman, other damage
Police arrested a man Sunday for allegedly attacking a woman, cutting up her clothes and pouring sugar into her 2006 Chevy Trailblazer.
Northeast District officers said James Vance-Ivey, 24, of Carl Street, pulled the woman's hair, slapped her and caused $2,000 damage to her clothes in her Englewood Avenue residence. He was charged with criminal mischief and harassment.
Man, 51, arrested in sex abuse of girl, 5
A 51-year-old man was arrested on a sex-abuse charge Sunday on the complaint of the mother of a 5-year-old girl.
Ferry-Fillmore District officers said Stevie L. Worthy, of Winslow Avenue, touched the girl improperly sometime between 1 and 3:30 a.m. at the victim's residence. The child was examined at Women and Children's Hospital.
Worthy was charged with felony sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.
Buffalo man knocked down, robbed of wallet, $430
A Buffalo man was robbed Sunday night by three men who knocked him on the ground, police said.
Northeast District police said the victim was confronted by three men wearing hooded shirts at about 6:45 p.m. at Decker Street and Olympic Avenue.
Police said the robbers tore his pants and then stole his wallet, containing $430, a bus pass and his identification.
Assault suspect arrested after East Side chase
Ferry-Fillmore District officers arrested an assault suspect Sunday after a chase at speeds of up to 80 mph on the East Side.
Police said James Paige, 23, of Crossman Avenue, had assaulted a woman Feb. 11 on Walden Avenue. Officer Kristin Langdon said she spotted Paige driving a 1994 Chrysler at 2 a.m. but he sped away.
Paige almost struck oncoming traffic, according to police, then passed several stop signs as he sped down Loepere Street. After nearly hitting Langdon's police car at Loepere and Broadway, Paige was stopped and charged with felony reckless endangerment and numerous traffic charges. Officer Ralph Skinner assisted.
14-year-old girl shot on city street corner
A 14-year-old girl was shot in the buttocks at West Avenue and Hampshire Street early Sunday morning.
Central District officers said the girl, who lives on Fargo Avenue, was shot between 4 and 6:40 a.m. by a young man with a small-caliber silver handgun. She was taken to Women and Children's Hospital by Rural/Metro ambulance.