UPDATE: Man charged in stabbing death of woman in Depew over the weekend


UPDATE: (Nov. 22): Sayed Nasir, 38, of Lancaster, was arraigned Monday night in Depew Village Court with the help of a Farsi interpreter.

Nasir, an Afghanistan native, is charged with second-degree murder, burglary, and contempt of court for allegedly violating an order of protection against 33-year-old Nazeefa Tahir. According to court documents, he is accused of stabbing Tahir at a North Creek Drive residence on Saturday.

He is held in the Erie County Holding Center and is scheduled for a felony hearing Friday morning.

DEPEW, N.Y. (WIVB) — A 911 call to Village of Depew Police about a domestic dispute Saturday afternoon ended in emergency crews finding a woman dead.

The Village of Depew Police Department said officers responded to a call on North Creek Drive, off Dick Road, at 4:34 p.m. after a 911 caller reported a woman was injured in a domestic dispute.

When police arrived, they discovered Nazeefa Tahir, 33, dead at the North Creek address.

Depew Police Captain William Curr said Sayed Nasir, 38, has been in custody since Saturday, and will be arraigned on criminal charges at 5:30pm Monday. The incident is being investigated as a homicide.

Personal details about the deceased woman are being withheld as family members are notified.

Patrick Ryan is a digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2020. See more of his work here.

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