According to News Reports, Alvin McDowell was Buffalo's 2nd homicide victim of 2017.  His mother, Lucrecia Watkins, has been putting up posters around Buffalo asking for her son's killer or someone who knows something about her son's death to come forward.  So far there has been no one.

It is however very likely someone knows something but may be afraid to come forward for fear of retaliation.  Alvin McDowell's murder is one of eight unsolved homicides so far this year.

Crimestoppers is offering a $1000.00 reward and Buffalo Police are offering a $1500.00 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest of Alvin McDowell's killer.  If you have or know of anyone with information, you can anonymously call either Crimestoppers or the Buffalo Police @ 716-867-6161 or 716-851-4466 respectively.