Arrest Made In University District Fatal Shooting

September 2, 2011 Updated Sep 2, 2011 at 4:54 PM EDT

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Arrest Made In University District Fatal Shooting

September 2, 2011 Updated Sep 2, 2011 at 4:54 PM EDT


BUFFALO, NY ( release ) Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that Buffalo Police Homicide Detectives have arrested 20-year old Tyreek R. Williams for the fatal shooting of Gilbert Adams Jr. in April.

“Our police officers have worked diligently to close this case for over four months,” said Mayor Brown. “The criminal was apprehended because of the collaborative efforts of the Buffalo Police Department, Erie Crime Analysis Unit and U.S. Marshals Fugitive Warrant Task Force.”

“I continually work with Mayor Brown and Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda when it comes to issues of safety in my district,” said University District Council Member Bonnie E. Russell. “I want to thank them for providing this district with resources including additional manpower and police details whenever warranted.”

The victim was 28 years old. Northeast District officers found him in a red sedan at approximately 5:30 p.m. on April 14th, in the driveway of 420 Stockbridge Avenue. The victim had been shot at multiple times. He was rushed by ambulance to ECMC where he was pronounced dead.

The gunman had approached the victim on foot from Bailey Avenue, and ran east on Stockbridge Avenue after the shooting.

“Homicide Squad detectives worked closely with members of the Erie Crime Analysis Unit and developed Williams as their key person of interest in this murder investigation,” said Chief of Detectives Dennis J. Richards.

Williams has been charged by Detectives Scott R. Malec and Brian G. Ross with murder in the second degree.

Homicide Squad Sergeant James P. Lonergan and Detectives Reginald Minor and James A. Lema assisted in the investigation and arrest.

Williams’ has no permanent address, and his last known address was on Barton Street in the City of Buffalo. He became the subject of a police pick-up order in late May. He was picked up by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Warrant Task Force on Tuesday and brought to Buffalo Police Headquarters for questioning.