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>Woman, 22, is charged in Lockport home invasion

LOCKPORT -- Police officers arrested a local woman Sunday in connection with a home invasion.

CoCo Spencer, 22, was arrested at about 12:05 a.m. Sunday on a charge of first-degree burglary, a felony, for allegedly taking part in an armed home invasion a couple of weeks ago, according to Detective Capt. Lawrence Eggert.

Several people entered a Market Street home and pistol-whipped the people inside before ransacking the home.

Spencer, being held in Niagara County Jail, is expected to be arraigned today. She is the only suspect to be arrested, but the investigation is ongoing, Eggert said.

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>Ontario shooting death Christmas Eve probed

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. -- Niagara Regional Police are investigating the shooting death of a 29-year-old man who police say died in his home early on Christmas Eve.

Someone flagged down Niagara Regional Police officers shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday to report that a man in a nearby apartment had been shot, according to police.

Officers entered the residence at 67 Taylor Ave. and found a severely injured adult male, who was later pronounced dead at the scene and identified as Shelston Antonio Broome.

Investigators say Broome was confronted at his apartment by three men shortly before he was found shot, and they believe robbery was a motive in the incident.

The first suspect is described as a black male with light skin, 5 feet, 11 inches or 6 feet tall, wearing a gray hoodie with the hood pulled up and a black bandanna covering his face. He was armed with a handgun.

The second suspect is described as a black male with dark skin, about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, wearing all black clothing including a hoodie and bandanna. He was armed with a shotgun.

The third suspect is described as a black male, armed with a handgun. All three suspects have pronounced Jamaican accents.

This is the 14th homicide in 2005 in the Niagara Region, according to police.

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>Identity of Buffalo man killed in collision still withheld

SHELDON -- The Wyoming County Sheriff's Department still is not releasing the name of a Buffalo man killed Saturday in a two-car crash on Route 20A.

The 64-year-old victim died in the collision, which occurred just after 7 p.m. As of early Monday evening, sheriff's deputies still had not reached the victim's family to notify them of his death.

The accident also injured two others, who were taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital, Warsaw, for treatment.

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