An ex-boyfriend has been arrested in connection with an apparent domestic-related shooting incident late Saturday night. Buffalo Police report that Dave Thornton, 28, of Lafayette Avenue is charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Northwest District officers responded to the 200 block of Lawn Avenue after receiving a call reporting gunfire just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday. They found a 22-year-old Buffalo man was shot in the back through the driver's side window while sitting inside his vehicle. The victim was taken to Kenmore Mercy Hospital in a private vehicle and initially was listed in stable condition.
Police say a short time after the incident, officers apprehended the suspect on Sanders Road.
Detectives say Thornton is the ex-boyfriend of the victim's girlfriend.