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BPD make two arrests in connection with deadly shooting on Pennsylvania Street

Posted at 8:26 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 17:21:19-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo police say two people have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting on Friday night.

Police say the shooting happened around 7:45 p.m. near the Lakeview Food Mart on Pennsylvania Street Friday.

50-year-old Wilfredo "Tito" Justiniano, was shot multiple times and killed, according to police.

37-year-old Josean Roman-Cruz and 35-year-old Elsa Escalera-Flores, have been arrested and charged.

Roman-Cruz faces the following charges:

  • Murder in the second degree
  • Criminal possession and criminal use of a firearm
  • An additional weapons count in the Town of Amherst.

Escalera-Flores faces murder and weapons possession counts for aiding Roman-Cruz.