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Man accused of shooting brother arrested

A 25-year-old Buffalo man accused of shooting his younger brother last month was arrested Monday when Buffalo detectives, State Police and U.S. Marshals entered the wanted man’s residence with a search warrant, authorities said.

Mark Hawkins, 25, of the 100 block of Rodney Avenue, confessed to the Nov. 22 shooting of his 22-year-old brother, whose name was withheld. During the search, police recovered a loaded .357 Magnum handgun, according to Buffalo Homicide Capt. Joseph Gramaglia.

The brother, police said, suffered a gunshot to his left arm in a residence on Concord Place. He was treated at a local hospital and later released. Gramaglia said the brothers had been quarreling when the shooting occurred.

Homicide Detectives Brendan Kiefer and Daniel Redmond along with Buffalo Detective William Cooley, who is detailed to the U.S. Marshals; and New York State Police Investigator Kevin Kendall carried out the search and arrest.

Hawkins was charged with criminal possession of a loaded firearm and second-degree assault.