UPDATE: Niagara Falls Police made an arrest in the murder of 24-year-old Jaylan McWilson, which occurred on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 21, in the 1100 block of South Avenue.
A 19-year-old Amherst resident was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals taskforce. The arrest was the result of an investigation by the Niagara Falls Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service, with assistance from the Amherst Police Department.
The person in question will be arraigned in Niagara Falls City Court on Friday morning. They are charged with one count of murder in the second degree, and one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.
Submitted by the City of Niagara Falls Public Information Office
Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Saturday night, the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the corner of South Avenue and Lockport Street for a report of a man shot. Upon arrival, an officer located a 24-year-old Niagara Falls resident suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his body. The victim was transported to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Niagara Falls Police Department’s criminal investigation division at 716-286-4553, or the general information number at 716-286-4711.