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Man fatally shot Christmas eve is identified

Buffalo police have identified the 24-year-old man fatally shot Christmas eve in the Seneca-Babcock area as Matthew Tucker.

Tucker was shot about 10:30 p.m. on Klaus Street, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call or text the confidential TIPCALL line at 847-2255.

Tucker’s killing was the city’s eighth homicide, and seventh fatal shooting, over a 13-day period. The city saw seven homicides over eight days this month. Several of the killings were believed to be gang related.