A North Buffalo man was arraigned Monday on murder charges in the fatal shootings of his girlfriend in their home and his friend at an East Side store a few hours later.
Michael Moore, 31, of Crestwood Avenue, pleaded not guilty and was ordered held without bail by State Supreme Court Justice Christopher Burns, according to Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III.
Authorities said Moore killed Kayla Humphries, 30, before 11 p.m. Aug. 9 in their home on Crestwood near Hertel Avenue and Darrell Bailey, 31, after 1 a.m. Aug. 10 outside the Ferry Express Mart, 2239 Bailey Ave. at East Ferry Street.
At the time of the shootings, police viewed the first attack as a case of domestic violence. Moore and Bailey had a previous run-in or dispute of some type, police said.
Police said Bailey drove a vehicle to the store where he and a female passenger waited for about five minutes, until Moore showed up in a vehicle, got out, walked to Bailey’s vehicle and knocked on the driver’s window.
The victim rolled down his window and the two men talked briefly before Moore pulled out a gun and started firing, a witness told police.
Moore was arrested Aug. 10 on Wyoming Avenue after a brief standoff.