Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - An autopsy reveals a suspected drunk driver, who fled the scene of a routine traffic stop in Buffalo last night, died from a gun shot wound -- and not from the crash he caused.
His alleged victim, a pedestrian, died of blunt force trauma in the crash.
Friday evening, the Erie County Medical Examiner announced that 48-year-old Issac Parker died from a gunshot sound.
Earlier in the day, Buffalo police said an officer fired one shot, as Parker allegedly sped away drunk -- dragging an officer part of the way.
Marion Leanom, a neighbor of victim 54-year-old Ida Murphy, says "She's going to be a missed person to tell you the truth. I'm going to miss her myself looking out that door."
Police say Murphy was just an innocent bystander -- killed when Issac Parker sped off during a traffic stop. Less than a mile up Fillmore, police say they slammed into three light poles -- one of those poles fell on Murphy.
Loved ones describe Murphy as vivacious and passionate.
Marion says "She come by and get whoever needed help, she would help. Especially the elderly."
Ida's biggest passion, neighbors say, was helping children.
Jaylan Scott "She used to take every kid on the street and stuff to the pool last year and stuff."
Murphy is just the latest suspended victim of drunk driving in Western New York.
Jocelyn Elberson and Sheila Pelton were killed when an alleged drunk driver careened his motorcycle onto a bike path mid-November.
Seven-month-old Baylee Dion's life was cut short last week by a suspected drunk driver on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation.
One man is now speaking out against drunk driving. Rick Maynard says he used to be a habitual DWI offender.
Maynard says "It's the emotional trauma that you cause everybody, including yourself. It's like you are made to look at yourself."
Maynard says enough is enough. Drinking and driving cost him 20-thousand dollars in bills, ruined a marriage and cost him jobs. However, he says it could have been much worse.
"This split second," Maynard says "your life can go from Mount Everest to the lowest of low."
That's something Ida Murphy's neighbors know too well. Marion says "This block alone is hurting. That's one person who was like a family member."
Neighbors plan to hold a vigil for Ida Murphy Sunday at 6:00 pm.