Niagara Gazette

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February 28, 2014

Falls police, with state and federal agents, raid Pine Avenue shooting scene

Pine Avenue shooting scene raided on Thursday

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“We were looking at other avenues,” Detective Lt. Mike Trane said. “When we were (at the store investigating the shooting), we observed some stuff that even to the un-trained eye appeared to be counterfeit.”

An investigator with the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA), who was in the store, confirmed that the DVDs and CDs were pirated copies of the copyrighted originals. Trane said both the clerk at the store on Thursday afternoon, and the owner, will likely face charges for selling the counterfeit items.

The detective lieutenant said the investigation of the shooting is continuing. He said investigators have been able to question the only possible witness in the case, but that he was not cooperative.

“He said he didn’t see anything and didn’t know anything,” Trane said.

That witness was the brother of the owner of the L.O.E.G. store. He disappeared after the shooting and was sought by police. 

It was mid-afternoon on Jan. 15, when a lone suspect fired three or four shots from across the street toward the business. The suspect then ran to a dark colored vehicle and fled the area, going north on 29th Street.

No one was hit by the gunfire, but the glass in the store’s front door was shattered.

Witnesses reported seeing a man fire three or four shots into the door from what police believe was a small-caliber handgun.

 

 

 

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