Community Reacts to Arrest Of Shooting Suspect

August 25, 2010 Updated Aug 26, 2010 at 2:23 PM EDT

By WKBW Programming

August 25, 2010 Updated Aug 26, 2010 at 2:23 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The community and family members of the four victim's killed in the City Grill shooting are hesitant to come to any conclusions too soon about Ricardo McCray's surrender to police on Wednesday.

"It's showing that the community is still hard at work, that law enforcement is still hard at work, but it's too early right now to have a good feeling about what's going on," said Randy Sargent, President of Stop Killing Clothing.

"I think the community should not be calm and feel that this is over until either there is a conviction of someone or a confession of someone. Right now all we have is a person of interest," said Reverend Darius Pridgen of True Bethel Baptist.

That person of interest surrendered to police Wednesday with several community leaders by his side. Bishop Perry Davis picked Ricardo McCray up from an undisclosed location and turned him over to police. Davis says McCray was worried about his own safety.

"We told him we'll take you to a public place where people can see you as you are right now and make sure that nothing happens to you as far as the police is concerned," said Bishop Perry Davis, Stop The Violence Foundation.

Family members of some of the victim's declined to comment on the arrest today. Rita McCaa, aunt of Willie McCaa who was killed in the shooting, says the killer if and when convicted, should get life in prison without parole.

"Family members who have lost loved ones have wanted to see the person responsible arrested and other members in the community have been horrified that this kind of senseless violence took place in our city," said Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown

Now that there is a suspect in custody charged with four counts of second degree murder, there is the question of the $20,000 reward started by Pastor Pridgen at True Bethel Baptist Church. He tells Eyewitness News it is too early to determine if anyone involved in brining McCray to police Wednesday would receive the money or if the money would be divided among family.