Buffalo State student charged with attempted murder in on-campus shooting


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A 21-year-old Buffalo State College student has been accused of attempted murder, among other charges, following a shooting incident that took place on campus.

University police say Isiah Doyle, a resident of New York City and commuter student, fired shots during a fight on September 29.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Rockwell Rd. and Rees St.

No injuries were reported.

According to City Court papers, he’s accused of firing five rounds from a handgun while in close proximity to a group of individuals engaged in a physical altercation. The last three rounds were fired directly toward one person.

“We have not recovered the weapon at this point,” said Peter Carey, chief of University Police at Buffalo State College. “We executed a search warrant that was not successful and as we continue this investigation, we’re still asking for the public’s help. Anybody with information to contact police at (716) 878 6333.”

The campus notified Buff State students about the Wednesday arrest on Thursday morning. “I received an email this morning and I felt pretty happy about it because I hope that they got the right guy and our campus can be safe again,” said Jacob Fleuricot, a freshman at Buffalo State.

College senior, Tyanna Watts says she has noticed more crime on campus than last year. “But other than that, I fell a little safer because I don’t live on campus.”

Freshman, Logan Toth, admits he was surprised to hear the news. “Generally, I do feel like it’s a safe campus so you don’t really expect shootings to happen here and especially three weeks later, the arrest is shocking to hear.”

Along with second-degree attempted murder, Doyle has been charged with attempted assault, menacing, criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a weapon on university grounds.

Doyle is scheduled to return to court for a felony hearing on October 22 at 9:30 a.m. His bail was set at $50,000.

As police investigate the matter, they are looking for any information that could help them. If you have information that could be of assistance to police, call (716) 878-6333 or leave a message on their anonymous tip line at (716) 878-3166.

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