Community Activists, Elected Official Gather at Site of Shooting

December 12, 2012 Updated Dec 12, 2012 at 8:41 PM EDT

By Kyla Igoe

December 12, 2012 Updated Dec 12, 2012 at 8:41 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Community Activists are taking action following the shooting death of a mother of four and her boyfriend along Minnesota Avenue. 28-year-old Shameka Harris and her 23-year-old boyfriend, Joshua Eatmon, were shot to death inside a cab outside the 28-year-old's home early Tuesday morning. Their deaths mark the 45th and 46th homicides in Buffalo this year. Local groups are now initiating a new approach to take back their streets.

Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant is looking to collaborate with officials at every level of government to create a 'peace committee'. Through a joint collaboration, the group hopes to show more presence on the streets, keep community centers open later for youth, increase youth programs and install more police cameras in high crime neighborhoods.

"This will be people from the community, elected officials, city leaders, local police and non-crime organizations," said Legislator Grant.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call or text the Buffalo Police Confidential Tip Line at: 716-847-2255.