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    Buffalo Crime Reports

    In case anybody on this site has any form of relation to any of these stories, that is a coincidence and I apologize if you may be offended that I'm posting actual information about events happening in Western New York.

    My goal is not to make fun of anybody, but to shed light on events happening out here, because we all know that nobody but us gives a ****.

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    56th Case for Buffalo Homicide Squad This Year

    December 29, 2005

    The caseload grew again Wednesday night for Buffalo homicide detectives. It comes near the close of a year that saw the return of the homicide squad. News 4's Jodi Hovenden reports from Buffalo police headquarters.

    Buffalo homicide detectives are searching for the gunman who shot and killed 24-year-old Jason Lindsay early Thursday morning.

    It happened around 1:30 Thursday morning in the Langfield projects as Lindsay was reportedly on his way to see his girlfriend.

    Buffalo homicide squad Lieutenant Kenneth Bienko said, "Nobody saw anything. A few people heard the shots. One person looked outside, saw him laying there, and called for an ambulance."

    It's the 56th homicide in the city this year, and while detectives do not have any suspects in this case, they have solved about 40 percent of the homicides committed this year since the homicide squad was reinstated in late January.

    Investigative Services Chief Anthony Barba said, "The national rate is usually in the fifties, so it's a little disappointing for us that we didn't get more [cases] cleared, but I will say that these homicides are being investigated. We believe we know who did them, and it's only a matter of time."

    Detectives have also solved five cold homicide cases in the past 12 months.

    Barba said, "We are able to dedicate a lot of time to them, where, when they were doing other crimes -- your burglaries, your robberies, your bank alarms, and so forth -- they couldn't dedicate that time."

    But even with a homicide squad, detectives say one of their biggest frustrations is getting citizens to come forward with information about crimes, and in some cases, there is pressure not to talk to police.

    Barba said, "They're walking around, while we're trying to... while we're over a homicide scene, people are walking around with these shirts." [see photos at left]

    These T-shirts, they say, are sold in neighborhoods where many of the crimes take place.

    Barba said, "With this in a community, and people not willing to talk to us and help us, it makes it almost impossible to solve some of these crimes."






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    Buffalo Police Investigating Deadly Shooting

    (Buffalo, NY, March 3, 2006) - - Buffalo police are investigating a deadly shooting. A man was found shot to death near the American Axle plant. News 4's Melissa Holmes reports.

    Buffalo police are following clues in order to make an arrest in the city's latest homicide.

    Police were called to an industrial area at the corner of East Delavan and William Gaiter Parkway around 8:30 Thursday night after a caller heard gunfire.

    When officers arrived, they found a 34-year-old man lying on the street with 3 or 4 gunshot wounds.

    The victim was taken to Erie County Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

    In their investigation, police tracked down a vehicle they say was involved in the shooting on the 1200 block of Genesee Street.

    So far, police have not determined any motive for the shooting.

    The victim's name has not been released, and there are no arrests so far in this case.

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    Parkdale Avenue Shooting

    (Buffalo, NY, February 21, 2006) - - Police in Buffalo are busy investigating a violent, overnight home invasion.

    Detectives tell News 4, three or four people with weapons barged into a house on Parkdale Avenue just after 10 o'clock last night.

    A person visiting that home was shot in the hand.

    Police say one suspect was injured trying to get away and was also treated at a hospital

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    Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Double Murder Case

    (Buffalo, NY, March 23, 2006) - - A Buffalo man has taken a plea deal in a westside double homicide case.

    25-year-old Josue Ortiz entered guilty pleas on two counts of first-degree manslaughter Wednesday.

    Prosecutors say Ortiz used a shotgun to kill restaurant cook Nelson Camacho and his partially-blind brother Miguel in their Niagara Street home two years ago.

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    Detectives Investigating Swan Street Shooting

    (Buffalo, NY, March 24, 2006) - - Homicide detectives are following the trail of three gunmen after a shooting near downtown.

    Police converged on Swan Street shortly after the shooting at about 10:00 Friday morning.

    Detectives believe the victim was carrying a shotgun.

    Buffalo Police Lieutenant Patrick Roberts said, "Apparently the victim was walking down Swan Street towards Spring, and he was fired upon by three unknown males, possibly in a blue Ford Tempo."

    The victim is a male in his twenties.

    He went to ECMC in serious but stable condition with gunshot wounds to the mouth and groin.

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    15-Year-Old Brother of Buffalo Police Officer Murdered

    (Buffalo, NY, March 24, 2006) - - Buffalo police are seeking justice for one of their own. News 4's Ellen Maxwell reports a police officer responded to a homicide scene and discovered his own brother was the victim.

    Robin Gary, a cousin of Ke'one Littlejohn, said, "It just hurts my heart to see that this boy is gone."

    On a bright, chilly afternoon, 15-year-old Ke'one Littlejohn was shot and killed on Sherman Street Thursday.

    Tanisha Gaskin, another cousin of Ke'one, said, "I can't see why anybody could honestly take a baby's life like that. You see it every day. You hear about it. For it to hit home, it's real hard."

    It's a scene they see all too often on the city streets lately.

    This time, it hit very close to home for a Buffalo police officer.

    Ke'one's brother, Officer Cedric Littlejohn, responded to the crime scene.

    Gaskin said, "If you was a police officer, and you put yourself in his shoes, and not even realize that this your brother, until you turn around, and look again, and see that this is your little brother."

    Buffalo Police Captain Mark Maraschiello said, "Motive could have been robbery. Could have been some sort of revenge thing. We really don't know."

    Dojetta Brown, Ke'one's aunt, said, "You know, I hear about tragedies in other people's families. Never thought it would hit my own. But it's a 15-year-old died by gun violence, and it's a shame."

    The family hopes someone will help police track down Ke'one's killer.

    Brown said, "Someone else's child could be next."

    Gaskin said, "Please come forward. They have to think what would they do if it was their child. Put your feet in our shoes. They would want somebody to come forward."

    Anyone with information about the murder is asked to call Buffalo homicide detectives at 851-4466.

    The family is asking for help paying for the funeral.

    Donations may be made at M&T Bank locations under the Ke'one T. Littlejohn Fund.

    Police are still investigating, but have no suspects.






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    Men Hold up Restaurant and Shot Owner to Death

    (Buffalo, NY, April 16, 2006) - - Buffalo Police Homicide Detectives continue their search this morning for the men who held up a Main Street Restaurant, then shot its owner to death. On Friday, two masked men held up Tony's Ranchouse on Main near Dewey.

    During the robbery, they shot the restaurant's owner, 43 year old George Pittilangus, who died a short while later. Pittilangus is remembered by his employees, customers, and even business competitors as a good man, loving husband and father, and caring member of the community.

    Local business owner Paul Burgio: "I just can't get over that someone would walk into somewhere and kill a man over a few bucks, it doesn't make any sense to me."

    Police say both suspects are men in their 20's. The first is believed to be about five foot ten, 200 pounds and was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with a yellow stripe. The second suspect is believed to be shorter, but was wearing all black clothing during the crime. Anyone with information is asked to call Buffalo Homicide at 851-4466

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    Officers Respond to Shooting Call on Louisiana Street

    (Buffalo, NY, May 28, 2006) - - Police are searching for the man who carried out a shooting in broad daylight. Officers responded to a shooting call on Louisiana street late Saturday afternoon.

    Upon arriving on location, they found a man lying in the street. Lt. Thomas Rogers of the Buffalo Police Dept.: "The victim says he was exiting his car a man wearing a mask came around the corner and shot him in the leg."

    The victim is recovering this morning at ECMC

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    Man Killed in Drive-By Shooting on Congress Street

    (Buffalo, NY, May 30, 2006) - - Buffalo police have another homicide on their hands; this time, a drive-by shooting on the city's west side.

    Detectives tell News 4 that gunfire from a passing vehicle killed a west side man Tuesday afternoon on Congress Street.

    His name has not been released.

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    Man Shot on Fillmore Near Humboldt Parkway

    (Buffalo, NY, May 31, 2006) - - Buffalo police are trailing suspects from an overnight shooting on Buffalo's east side.

    A man was rushed to ECMC after he was shot on Fillmore Avenue near Humboldt Parkway shortly after midnight.

    Authorities have not given us the victim's name or condition

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    Police Investigating Shooting Near Virginia & Ellicott

    (Buffalo, NY, June 1, 2006) - - Police were busy investigating an overnight shooting in downtown Buffalo.

    Officers say a man was shot in the chest around Virginia and Ellicott Streets shortly after midnight.

    The victim is expected to survive.

    Police are still searching for the gunman

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    WNY Drug Gang Put Out of Business

    (Western New York, JUne 24, 2006) - - Police say a Western New York drug gang known for violence has been put out of business.

    Early Friday, federal agents and state and local police rounded up 18 suspected members of the cash money gang during pre-dawn raids in Buffalo, Lackawanna, and Cheektowaga.

    The FBI says the gang ran a cocaine ring that operated from Detroit, Atlanta, New York City and Buffalo.

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    Another Shooting on the City's West Side

    (Buffalo, NY, June 25, 2006) - - About 20-minutes earlier, detectives were called to the scene of another shooting on the city's west side. Investigators say a man was shot once along 14th Street between Connecticut and York.

    The victim was taken to the hospital. Police have not released the man's name. That person is expected to survive

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    Another Busy Morning for Buffalo Detectives

    (Buffalo, NY, June 25, 2006) - - Our big story is yet another busy morning for Buffalo detectives who were investigating the Queen City's latest homicide. Police were called to a home on the 14 hundred block of East Delavan Avenue around one thirty Sunday morning.

    Inside they found a man who had been shot and killed.

    Police are not releasing the victim's name this morning.

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