A 27-year-old man has been charged in the fatal shooting of a man last May on 18th Street, Buffalo police announced Friday night.
Rayshawn Bethany, for whom no home address was released, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Vernon Hardy Jr., and the wounding of a 17-year-old Buffalo girl about 3:15 p.m. on May 22.
Hardy was shot multiple times and police reportedly used the city’s surveillance camera system to zero in on the likely suspect. The girl who also was shot was treated at Erie County Medical Center for a gunshot wound to her arm.
Bethany’s arrest by Detective Salvatore Valvo and Officer Jayson Mayhook marked the third homicide arrest by Buffalo police in the last 10 days, according to Chief of Detectives Dennis J. Richards.