City of Batavia Police say video surveillance footage and video from anonymous witnesses were instrumental in helping them solve a shooting and stabbing incident that happened Thursday night.
Police say 30-year-old Nathaniel Wilson, Jr. stabbed 41-year-old Terry Toote just before 11:30 p.m. on Central Avenue by Pringle Avenue.
Around that time, Genesee County 911 reported getting a call about a possible shooting in that area. The caller also said there was a man down. When officers arrived at the scene they found Toote laying on the street with an apparent stab wound to his chest. He was transported to United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) where he was pronounced dead.
During that time, Wilson came to the emergency room with a gunshot wound to his leg. While he was being treated, police say investigators learned he was the person responsible for stabbing Toote. Upon Wilson's release from the emergency room, police arrested him and charged him with one count of Murder in the 2nd Degree.
During the investigation, police say family and friends connected to both Wilson and Toote caused a disturbance, forcing the hospital to initiate lockdown procedures as a precautionary measure. Police were able to separate the hostile parties and no charges were filed for that incident.
The person police say is responsible for shooting Wilson has been identified as 17-year-old Samuel Blackshear. He has been charged with attempted murder in the second degree, attempted assault in the first degree, assault in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon.
A woman identified as 48-year-old Jennifer Urvizu-Hanlon has been arrested and charged with criminal liability for conduct of another/criminal possession of a weapon, as police say she is alleged to have provided the firearm used in the shooting.
Police say they've received multiple calls about fights in the area over the past few weeks, and several of those fights involved weapons. While it's unclear whether those calls were connected to Thursday's shooting-stabbing, they prompted the Department to install a video surveillance camera in the area and enhance street lighting. Police say that video, along with video provided by anonymous witnesses were instrumental in helping them determine what happened at the scene Thursday night.
Anyone with information in reference to the case may contact Detective Thad Mart at 585-345-6372 or the Batavia Police Department at 585-345-6350, the confidential tip line at 585-345-6370.
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