Police Won't Release Description of Suspected Killer

August 18, 2010 Updated Aug 18, 2010 at 6:52 PM EDT

By Ginger Geoffery

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August 18, 2010 Updated Aug 18, 2010 at 6:52 PM EDT

A quadruple murderer remains on the loose.

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - Buffalo police are continuing to ask witnesses to come forward with information, but police are not very forth-coming with information about their prime suspect who is still on the loose. Police have not released a picture, a description or a name of the person they suspect killed four people last weekend.

Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda refuses to reveal why it's best right now not to let the public know more details about who the police are trying to find. "I don't believe it's in the best interest of the investigation at this time to be putting out a description. We're zeroing in and we're making good progress," says Derenda. The "good progress" though has yet to turn up the gunman who shot eight people last Saturday outside the City Grill on Main Street in downtown Buffalo. Four of the victims died.

"We've continued to get good leads in. The police department is working aggressively," says Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.

Police locked down a housing complex as well as a church and school on Ferry Street on Tuesday afternoon, and while that resulted in no arrest sources tell Eyewitness News that police have brought in at least one person for questioning in the case. One of the Erie County District Attorney's top homicide prosecutors also spent some time inside Buffalo police headquarters on Wednesday, but police are not revealing any more details on the progress they're making toward an arrest.

In the midst of the investigation Mayor Byron Brown says he's preparing to unveil a new city-wide crime-fighting plan that was in the works even before Saturday's deadly shootings. "We'll make it much more difficult for the criminal element to operate comfortably in the city," says Brown.