Quick Arrest of Murder Suspect Linked to Community Info

August 14, 2014 Updated Aug 14, 2014 at 6:29 PM EDT

By John Borsa
By Ed Reilly

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August 14, 2014 Updated Aug 14, 2014 at 6:29 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The man who police say opened fire into a crowd of teens near a Buffalo park on Tuesday, killing a young teen, was arrested early Thursday morning.

Joseph Gant, 28, was charged with one count of Second Degree Murder and three counts of First Degree Assault.

Gant was booked in the pre-dawn hours on Thursday, accused of killing Ray Floyd Patterson III, 14.

Three other teens were shot and injured. All have non-life threatening injuries.

Gant entered a not guilty plea at his arraignment in Buffalo City Court. He is being held without bail.

One day after the Tuesday shooting, Buffalo Police and City officials pleaded with witnesses to share information.

According to Mayor Byron Brown and Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda, the request paid off - with numerous tips helping homicide detectives arrest Joseph Gant around 3:30am Thursday morning.

Residents who live near the shooting scene off Oakmont Avenue say they hope the quick arrest, aided by community information, will send a strong message to criminals that residents are "fed up."

Watch Ed Reilly's report for more information.