BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A 20-year-old suspect was arrested on murder charges in connection with a shooting that killed two men and injured another in Buffalo’s Riverside neighborhood in late July, police said Monday.
Clarence Thomas, a Buffalo resident, was charged with two counts of murder in the second degree, one count of felony assault and felony possession of a weapon in the third degree. He was officially arraigned on Tuesday. If convicted, he faces up to 50 years to life in prison.
Authorities said officers responded to a call of shots fired on the 100 block of Isabelle Street at approximately 11:30 p.m. on July 30. Three victims were identified and taken to ECMC.
Two of the identified victims, 20-year-old Demarkus Manners and 20-year-old Treyvon Flood, died at the hospital. Both were Buffalo residents.
A third victim was treated and released from ECMC, police said.
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