Map: Homicides in Buffalo in 2017 - The Buffalo News

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Map: Homicides in Buffalo in 2017

So far this year, Buffalo's had 35 homicides.

The latest came at the end of September with the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Deion Brown.

There were 52 days between Brown's death on Sept. 27 and the killing of Edward Wright on Aug. 6, the longest lull so far this year between homicides.

Two people have died this year have followed interactions with Buffalo police.

Both have been ruled homicides by the Erie County Medical Examiner's Office. Homicides - by definition - are the killing of one person by another person. Under the law, not every homicide is a crime.

On Feb. 7, Wardel Davis, 20, died after being stopped by police on Hoyt Street. Late last month, the medical examiner's office ruled his death a homicide. Davis' death is being investigated by the New York State Attorney General's Office.

On May 7, Jose Hernandez-Rossy, 26, was shot by a Buffalo police officer after an encounter in the city's Black Rock neighborhood.

Hernandez-Rossy's death's has been ruled a homicide by the medical examiner, an attorney for his family said. That case is also being investigated by the state Attorney General's Office.

Authorities have said little about another fatal shooting that day on Holt Street. Police have said the shooter has cooperated with investigators and no charges have been filed.

This year began with a wave of killings. With eight people killed in January, it was the most deadly January in at least the last decade. In terms of monthly totals, seven people were killed in one month twice last year, in August and September. In August, all the homicides involved shootings.

As part of The Buffalo News' ongoing coverage of crime and criminal justice, take a look at an interactive map to get more information about each homicide. The map will be updated throughout 2017.

(Information in the map is current as of Oct. 11. Locations on the map are approximate.)

Buffalo police have charged suspects in three of this year's homicides.

Buffalo police have charged a woman in the Jan. 1 fatal shooting of Shanna Mason on Gold Street. An arrest was also made in the April 12 stabbing death of Justin Johnson, 42, on North Division Street.

In the May killing of Jonathan Grumble, 23, police in July arrested a 53-year-old man.


Map: Homicides in Buffalo in 2016

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