NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) — According to Niagara Falls authorities, NFPD made an arrest Tuesday, in connection with one of two shootings that took place Monday afternoon. They are reportedly still investigating the second shooting, which was fatal.
Shaquan Gibson, 47, of Niagara Falls, was arrested and arraigned for his alleged involvement in the 4:20 p.m. shooting at the intersection of Pine Avenue and 7th Street. A 26-year-old Niagara Falls man was reportedly taken to ECMC for treatment after being shot in the leg.
Gibson was charged with one count of second degree assault, a Class D felony, and one count of second degree criminal possession of a weapon, a Class C felony. Bail has been set at $200,000 cash or $500,000 property. He is scheduled to return to court May 9.
Minutes after the Pine Avenue shooting, police responded to 9th Street, near Walnut Avenue, for another shooting. There, they found Cyjear Betton, 24, of Niagara Falls, had been shot. He died at the scene from his injuries.
Police initially said it was not clear if the shootings were related to one another and the name of the 26-year-old hasn’t been released.
Anyone with information on the 9th Street shooting can call the Niagara Falls Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at (716) 286-4553, or the general information number, at (716) 286-4711.