BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - McCray's surrender to News 4 Senior Correspondent Rich Newberg opened a floodgate of questions about the young man at the center of the investigation.
What do we know about the suspect, from his history, his family, to his background?
Riccardo McCray has a 1-year-old son he says he hasn't seen in six months. McCray's late father had a criminal history and Riccardo has a history of arrests on charges of possessing drugs and weapons.
When he was brought to me at Channel 4 by Darnell Jackson and Bishop Perry Davis Wednesday, to turn himself in to the police, McCray told News 4 he was only arrested for smoking marijuana. McCray said he has no gang affiliation and lifted his shirt to show me he had no gang tattoos.
"I'm not in no gang. Never in my files that I'm in no gang. Tattoos got "Rest in Peace Dad" on my arm. Never was in a gang. You can check my background. Never was in a gang or nothin'," said McCray.
He told News 4 he is on the outs with the mother of his 1-year-old son.
"Me and my baby's mother stopped talking about six months ago. No, 'cause I gotta go next month, reasons why we stopped talking, 'cause I've got to go (to) child support in September, and stuff," explained McCray.
McCray's voluntary surrender to Buffalo Police here at Channel 4 was a relief to many in the community that were hoping the City Grill shootings investigation would move forward.
Rev. Darius Pridgen of True Bethel Baptist Church said, "We still have a young man who says he didn't do it. People were saying he didn't do it. I don't know if he is the shooter, but the reaction is: at least the case is moving somewhere."
McCray told News 4 he was "terrified" of being wanted in connection with the shootings and of being placed behind bars. We've learned he is being treated high profile inmate at the Erie County Holding Center, housed in a special unit with little contact with other inmates.
Riccardo McCray told News 4 on Wednesday he isn't the shooter. He claims that when the shooting started he got low to the ground and didn't look up. He said one of his close friends, Willie McCaa, was among those shot to death in a hail of gunfire. McCray, again, has been charged with four counts of second degree murder.
A house became engulfed in flames on Route 243, in Rushford, early Wednesday morning.
A man who was wrongly convicted of second degree murder in 2009 has been set free after spending four years in prison.
Investigators have pieced together who is responsible for dumping a dog on the side of the road inside a zipped up Coors Light thermal bag.
The Cattraugus County Sheriff’s Office says a 17-year-old male from East Otto was arrested on Monday evening.
News 4 will get a tour of the new gaming floor at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel on Wednesday. The casino pumped $26 million into the main gaming floor.
The Mounted Patrol from the Erie County Sheriff’s Department is kicking off its annual Mounted for Meals food drive.