BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - A tow truck driver driver was shot while operating his truck near the corner of Sweet and Walden Avenues on the city's east side Saturday afternoon.
According to police, Homicide Squad detectives were called to investigate an incident involving a tow truck collision, in which the tow truck operator apparently was shot, early Saturday afternoon.
The shooting occurred on Latour St. just north of Walden Ave., around 1:40pm.
The victim had just dropped off a vehicle at Latour Auto, and was
still inside the tow truck.
A vehicle - described as silver or grey - pulled up and a black male
suspect fired multiple shots at the driver.
The victim was able to pull away southbound, down Latour, striking a
parked car, fire hydrant and another vehicle traveling westbound on Walden Avenue, and finally hitting a house at 75 Walden Avenue.
The tow truck driver now identified as Corddaryl Henley, was declared dead at the scene. He was a 25 years old Buffalo resident.
Homicide detectives believe the shooting suspect fled the scene on
Latour towards Genesee Street.
Eyewitnesses on the scene told wondered if competition among tow truck drivers to pick up business could have sparked this incident.
Eyewitness News reached out to the owner of the company Henley worked for, however they had no comment.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the anonymous TIPCALL number 847-2255, text a tip at 716.847-2255 or use the department's website: www.bpdny.org to report a tip.