Three men were arrested on felony weapons charges and other charges after one of them allegedly fired four shots from a .38-caliber handgun that later was seized from a luxury car that police impounded after the men were arrested at Tonawanda and Niagara Streets about 5:40 p.m. Wednesday.
Samuel DiPalma, 47, of Kenmore Avenue; Gerald Woodward, 57, of Hertel Avenue and Carl Gafford, 63, of Peoria Street, were arrested shortly after police got calls about shots fired at a Barton Street home minutes earlier. In the Cadillac in which police stopped the three suspects officers reported seizing a handgun with four spent casings in its barrel, allegedly matching the shots fired moments earlier through the front window of a house in the second block of Barton owned by an individual which whom the suspects were allegedly at odds.
In addition to felony charges of criminal possession of a weapon, the suspects were charged with felony reckless endangerment and criminal mischief. The Cadillac in which they were arrested was impounded by police.