Mayor Brown Announces Homicide Arrest

June 28, 2011 Updated Jun 28, 2011 at 4:15 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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Mayor Brown Announces Homicide Arrest

June 28, 2011 Updated Jun 28, 2011 at 4:15 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- Mayor Byron W. Brown on Tuesday announced that the Buffalo Police Department has made an arrest in connection with a Monday homicide that occurred at an apartment complex in the 2400 block of Delaware Avenue.

Police announced Sean Barill, 24, has been charged with murder in the second degree. Barill is a resident of the apartment where the homicide occurred.

Around 2:15 p.m. Monday, Officer Lisa Holloway of the Mayor's Impact Team was flagged down by a citizen who reported suspicious activity at an apartment complex on Delaware Avenue near Tacoma Avenue. Northwest District officers assisted in the investigation, and discovered a deceased male in the kitchen of one of the apartments.

"There were definite signs of violence in the apartment, and Homicide Squad and Crime Scene Unit personnel were called in," said Dennis J. Richards, Chief of Detectives. "The residents of the apartment were not present when the police arrived on the scene, and they were sought through the night by investigators.”

The deceased black male remains unidentified, and police are continuing to determine who he is.