Suspect in fatal double shooting found dead inside 10th Street home


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo Police Captain Jeff Rinaldo says the suspect in Thursday morning’s double shooting that left two women dead on Layer Avenue was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a home on 10th Street.


Buffalo Police have identified the two female victims of Thursday morning’s shooting as 27-year-old Megan Wisniewski and 63-year-old Margie Ramos. Both were residents of the Layer Avenue home.

The suspect in the shooting who died from a a self-inflicted gunshot wound has been identified by BPD as 36-year-old Rafael Perez of 10th Street.


Rinaldo also says a six-year-old girl was inside the Layer Avenue home at the time of the shooting but was not injured.

Members of the Buffalo Police Department and their Crisis Management Team were trying to get the man to leave the home Thursday morning.

Tear gas was used a few times in attempts to get him out of there, and around 11 a.m., a SWAT team moved inside.

Earlier this morning, Buffalo Police say officers responded to the first block of Layer Avenue at 6 a.m. and found the two women dead.

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