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21-year-old facing murder charges for Niagara Falls homicide

Demetrius Gray was killed on May 30 in the 1600 block of Linwood Avenue.
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NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — A 21-year-old Niagara Falls resident is facing murder charges for a homicide that happened earlier this year on Linwood Avenue in the City of Niagara Falls.

According to a City of Niagara Falls spokesperson, Rodney Barnes-Staley was arrested and charged with one count of murder in the second-degree and one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second-degree for the homicide of Demetrius Gray. 

Gray was killed on May 30 in the 1600 block of Linwood Avenue.

Barnes-Staley was arraigned in Niagara Falls City Court. A Niagara Falls City spokesperson says Barnes-Staley is being remanded until his next court appearance on July 23.

The homicide investigation is ongoing.