Buffalo Man Charged with Two Counts of Murder in Connection to Jan. 2 Shooting

Buffalo, N.Y. – A 22-year-old Buffalo man, James White, has been arrested and is facing two counts of murder in connection to a shooting that resulted in the deaths of two men on January 2nd. The victims have been identified as 24-year-old John Gibson and 29-year-old David Honer.

According to the Buffalo Police, the incident took place at a home near the Utica Metro Bus & Rail Station, where a car allegedly drove up to the residence, fired shots, and then fled the scene, striking both men in the process. The shooting has been described as “targeted in nature,” but no motive has been disclosed by the police at this time.

Honer was pronounced dead at the scene, and Gibson succumbed to his injuries after being transported to Erie County Medical Center. The tragic event has left the community in shock and mourning the loss of the two young men.

The arrest of James White brings a sense of relief to the community, as authorities work to provide justice for the victims and their families. The investigation is ongoing, and the police are urging anyone with information to come forward and assist in the case.

As Buffalo grapples with the aftermath of this senseless violence, the impact of the tragedy on the neighborhood and its residents serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need for community support and safety measures. The Buffalo Police are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all residents as they continue to work tirelessly to prevent and address such incidents in the city.