For the second year in a row, Buffalo’s New Year’s Eve celebration downtown ended in the early morning hours with bloodshed caused by gunfire.
Horace Miller, 19, was shot in the stomach, chest and lower back in the Chippewa entertainment district near Franklin and West Huron streets at 3:10 a.m. Tuesday after an argument inside Social Bar and Nightclub on the 200 block of Franklin, according to police.
Police said a suspect was apprehended moments later. City resident Chemere R. Barclay, 21, of Durham Avenue, was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon, police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said.
Miller was listed in serious condition late Tuesday in Erie County Medical Center.
Last year, after the downtown New Year’s Eve ball drop, Tevin A. Morrow, 19, fired a handgun four times into a crowd at 1 a.m. at Pearl Street and West Huron, injuring two bystanders. Morrow pleaded guilty last spring to first- and second-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Violence with the arrival of 2013 was not limited to downtown.
Maynard Vanever was shot twice at shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday on the 2300 block of Bailey Avenue, according to Northeast District police.
Listed in stable condition in ECMC, Vanever refused to cooperate with police, authorities said.
Also early Tuesday, Jimmie McDowell told Northwest District police he was shot at twice as he fled a group of men, who caught up with him on the 400 block of Kenmore Avenue. The attackers, he said, kicked him and robbed him of $85 and a bus pass.