25-Year-old Murder Suspect Arraigned

October 12, 2012 Updated Oct 12, 2012 at 10:36 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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25-Year-old Murder Suspect Arraigned

October 12, 2012 Updated Oct 12, 2012 at 10:36 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW/Release) - A 25-year-old suspect is expected to be arraigned in Buffalo, today, regarding the stabbing death of Michael A. Ballard Jr., who was fatally attacked on October 5th, 2012.

Around 11:30 P.M. last Friday, Northeast District officers responded to a person stabbed call, and learned that the 23-year-old victim had been stabbed multiple times, in the 500 block of Woodlawn Avenue.

The victim had been taken to Sisters of Charity Hospital, by a friend, but he was declared dead at the hospital.

Buffalo police were able to develop a person of interest in the
investigation, and eventually learned that the suspect was headed to
Cleveland, by bus.

"Buffalo Homicide Squad detectives contacted the Cleveland Police Department, to check their bus station, and they located the suspect, and took him into custody without incident, around 5:30 P.M. Sunday
evening," said Dennis J. Richards, chief of detectives.

Cleveland authorities reported finding the suspect on a bus that was
ultimately headed to Las Vegas.

The suspect had been held in Cleveland, awaiting extradition, and is
now expected in Buffalo sometime today.