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Man found dead on Oberlin Avenue was shot, police say

Posted at 4:51 AM, Jul 30, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo police have revealed a dead body found this week on the city's east side was a homicide.

Police said the man, 29-year-old Christopher Clarke of Buffalo died from a gunshot wound.

7 Eyewitness News responded to the scene on the first block of Oberlin Avenue around 2 a.m. Tuesday. Our crew observed double-digit officers and six patrol vehicles. A large perimeter was established with crime tape. Some officers were searching the ground with flashlights.

Initially, police said officers found a dead body there, before clarifying the nature of how the man died once an autopsy was performed.