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THE CRIME NF: June 5th, 2019, Edition of the Niagara Reporter Newspaper

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-Niagara Falls Police responded to the 2200 block of Ontario Avenue in the evening hours of Tuesday, May 28th, 2019, for a female who was allegedly armed with a knife. According to reports, no one was injured. 

-Niagara Falls Police responded to 17th and Whitney Avenue in the late afternoon hours of Wednesday, May 29th, for reports of a shooting. According to reports, a man appeared at Memorial Hospital saying he was shot. He sustained one gunshot to the upper left arm. Once police were called, they immediately noticed a vehicle parked in the ambulance bay with multiple bullet holes throughout it. Bullet casings were retrieved from the scene of the shooting at 17th and Whitney Ave. 

-Niagara Falls Police responded to Beech Avenue in the afternoon hours of Thursday, May 30th, 2019, after receiving a 911 call from a 19-year-old female who told police that her “mom was being mean to her.”

-Niagara Falls Police responded to Depot Avenue in the early morning hours of Friday, May 31st, 2019, after receiving reports of an armed robbery. According to police, a cab driver was threatened by an individual to turn over money. The suspect had a gun and threatened to harm the cab driver. 

-The Niagara County District Attorney’s Office announced on Friday, May 31st, 2019, the arraignment of William James Coleman, 28 of Niagara Falls, and Jonathan Lee McEnnis 34 of Buffalo, who were charged with two counts of murder in the second degree, three counts of robbery in the first degree, and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree. Both defendants were remanded and will not be released before their trial which is scheduled for November, 2019. The defendants are accused of committing an armed robbery of The Bridgeway Market convenience store at 1104 Niagara Street and fatally shooting Ahmad Alsaid (also known as “Poppy”). Both defendants were on parole at the time of the robbery.

-Niagara Falls Police responded to the 400 block of 17th Street in the late hours of Sunday, June 2nd, 2019, after receiving reports of shots fired. According to police, a vehicle and house were hit with multiple bullets. No injuries were reported.


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