Murder victim in Buffalo may be from Batavia
Submitted by Howard Owens on July 2, 2011 - 8:31am
A homicide in Buffalo early Friday may have a Genesee County connection.
The Buffalo News reports that Joseph Hale, 35, was shot in the back while in the area of St. Paul Mall and Ellicott Street. He later died at ECMC.
A reader informs us that Hale was a former Batavia High School student. A public record check shows that a Joseph Hale, 35, has lived in Buffalo, Batavia and Corfu.
From the Buffalo News:
"Homicide detectives are attempting to trace the victim's whereabouts before the shooting incident occurred," said Dennis J. Richards, chief of detectives. "Mr. Hale was seen in the Allentown area earlier in the morning and prior to the shooting."
This is the city's 21st homicide of 2011.