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Buffalo Police: Second suspect in custody in connection to Koons Avenue shooting

The teen was arraigned on three felony charges: second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder, and second-degree burglary.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Police Department says a second suspect is now in custody in connection to a deadly shooting that happened earlier this week.

This comes one day after Crime Stoppers Western New York released a bulletin asking for assistance locating a 15-year-old boy in connection to the homicide. 

In a tweet Friday afternoon, Buffalo Police said in part, "We thank the community for your assistance in helping to locate the 15 year old male."

The teen was arraigned on three felony charges: second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder, and second-degree burglary.

According to the Erie County District Attorney's office, the 15-year-old, "while acting in concert with the co-defendant, unlawfully entered a home on the 200 block of Koons Avenue in the City of Buffalo with the intent to commit a crime. It is further alleged that the defendant intentionally shot two victims with an illegal gun inside of the house."

On Tuesday afternoon, a 17-year-old girl died in a shooting on Koons Avenue. Police have not released her name yet but have arrested Vincent Manirakiza, 19, and charged him with murder and burglary.

A 19-year-old man was also shot. He is in stable condition. Police haven't released his name, but they do say they believe the 19-year-old was the targeted victim, not the girl who died.

Manirakiza is being held without bail. He's due to return to court for a felony hearing on February 1. If convicted of the charges he faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call or text the Buffalo Police Department's confidential tip line at (716) 847-2255.