BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Just hours after the prime suspect surrendered to our SeniorCorrespondent Rich Newberg and police right here at Channel 4,Riccardo McCray has now been charged with four counts of seconddegree murder.
McCray arrived at our Elmwood Avenue studios in North Buffaloabout 2pm with community activist Darnell Jackson, his lawyer andBishop Perry Davis from the Stop the Violence Foundation. McCray,the father of a one-year old boy, told Senior Correspondent RichNewberg he learned he was a person of interest in the August 14thshooting rampage just three days ago.
Police spokesman Mike DeGeorge said, "Obviously, somesignificant developments in the City Grill shooting case."
Mayor Byron Brown said, "I want to commend the Buffalo PoliceDepartment for bringing the suspect from the shootings outside theCity Grill to custody."
The mayor added that the combined efforts of law enforcementagencies put continued pressure on McCray, adding that homicidedetectives worked around the clock to bring the suspect to justice.Additionally, the mayor appealed for anyone with any informationabout the shooting to come forward.
Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda said, "We're here to announcethe arrest of one Riccardo McCray, aged 23 of East Ferry inBuffalo, for the multiple homicides that took place on August 14thoutside of City Grill on Main Street. The suspect was charged withfour counts of murder in the second degree this afternoon. He wastaken into custody about 2:30 at 2077 Elmwood after surrendering todetectives inside of Channel 4 studios. This investigationcontinues. We ask that anyone with information please come forward.We know there's many more people out there that witnessedthis."
Last night, we had upwards of 75 to 80 officers, including FBIagents, working with our SWAT team, working with other agencies,out to numerous locations where we believe the suspect might havebeen hiding out. We believe that was part of the reason for turninghimself in today. We put a lot of pressure at numerous places and Ibelieve the pressure might have gotten to him," added Derenda.
We'll have the latest on this story on News 4 at 10 and 11.
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