Man arrested in Buffalo barbershop murder

Posted at 8:56 AM, Sep 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-11 08:56:06-04

A man has been arrested for his connection to a murder at a Buffalo barbershop.

Victor Martinez, 29, of Buffalo has been charged with second degree murder in the slaying of Juan Ortiz Santiago inside a Niagara Street barbershop. Police say they are still searching for a second suspect.

Family members tell 7 Eyewitness News that Ortiz is a father of three who was cutting hair at the time he was killed. He leaves behind a fiance who is now caring for the couple's two children.

"The only thing I can tell them is that he was a great person, and he loved them very much," the children's uncle Josue Cruz said.

Anyone with information on the shooting should call or text the Buffalo Police Confidential TIPCALL Line at 716-847-2255.




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