BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The 15-year-old involved in Tuesday’s Koons Avenue shooting was arraigned before a City Court judge Friday evening.

He was arraigned on one count of murder in the second degree, a Class A felony, in addition to one count of attempted murder in the second degree and one count of burglary in the second degree, both Class B violent felonies. News 4 is not naming him at this time due to his status as a minor.

According to the DA report, the teen allegedly entered a home on Koons Avenue with his co-defendant, Vincent Manirakiza with the intent to commit a crime. Two victims were shot, a 17-year-old girl, who died at the scene, and a 19-year-old man, who is hospitalized at ECMC.

The minor is set to return for a felony hearing Monday at 9:30 a.m. Manirakiza is scheduled to return Tuesday at 9:30. Both were held without bail.


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Crime Stoppers Buffalo is asking for information that could lead to the arrest of a 15-year-old wanted in connection to Tuesday’s deadly Koons Avenue shooting.

A reward of $2,500 is offered to anyone with information on his whereabouts.

He was described as a Black male who stands at 5’08” and weighs 180 pounds.

Crime Stoppers said he should be considered dangerous.

You can call in a tip to Crime Stoppers WNY at (716) 867-6161 or download the “Buffalo Tips” smartphone app.

Buffalo Police arrested 19-year-old Vincent Manirakiza Tuesday night, he’s charged with murder and burglary, according to BPD and the Erie County District Attorney’s office.

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