Shortly after a Batavia man stabbed in the chest was pronounced dead at United Memorial Medical Center hospital, a second man showed up at the emergency room with a gunshot wound, Batavia police said.
Gunshot victim Nathaniel D. Wilson, 30, was charged with second-degree murder in the Thursday night stabbing death of Terry J. Toote, 41, police said Friday.
The violence began shortly before 11:30 p.m. when someone called 911 to report a possible shooting in the vicinity of Pringle and Central avenues in Batavia. Officers found Toote lying on the ground with a stab wound. An ambulance took him to UMMC, and shortly afterward, Wilson showed up there.
Friends and family of Toote and Wilson became involved in a "disturbance," police said, prompting the hospital to initiate a lockdown. No weapons were displayed or threatened, police said. More police officers arrived, the parties were separated and no charges were filed against them.
Police said they have developed a "person of interest" in Wilson's shooting but withheld the suspect's name.
Batavia police have received multiple calls about fights in the area over the past several weeks, some involving weapons, police said. After the complaints, the police department installed a surveillance camera in the region which they said was "instrumental" in the investigation into the stabbing and shooting. Witnesses also provided video to officers, police said.
Police asked anyone with information about the incidents to call detective Thad Mart at 585-345-6372, the Batavia Police Department at 585-345-6350, the confidential tip line at 585-345-6370 or contact police online at http://www.batavianewyork.com/police-department/webforms/report-suspicious-drug-or-criminal-activity.