Buffalo Police Investigating Murder-Suicide
Police in Buffalo are investigating a murder-suicide in south Buffalo. The incident happened on Friday night, according to WKBW. Officers with the Buffalo Police Department found a 27-year-old woman deceased first. She was discovered on Riverview Place. They then found a 47-year-old man dead in Hamburg. Police believe he was the shooter; he apparently shot himself. The identities of the victim nor the perpetrator have been released. Authorities are investigating the domestic incident. Be sure download the free WBLK app for Android or iPhone and we'll keep you updated on any developments in this story and other news from Buffalo and the Western New York area.
Another Hamburg Man Involved in 2017 Murder-Suicide
I remember back in 2017, there was another murder-suicide incident in the Buffalo-area. The horrible incident happened on the morning of January 16 at a home on Loring Avenue in Hamburg. A man who identified himself called 911 and told dispatchers that he shot his girlfriend and planned to shoot himself, according to WGRZ. When officer arrived and tried to make contact with the man, they heard a gunshot. Police found the female victim deceased, on the kitchen floor. The man, identified as Kevin Kopper, was found dead in a bedroom, from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The female victim was identified as Danielle Morse. WGRZ reports that in various Facebook postings,
"Morse reflected on what appeared to be a troubled relationship."
It's often difficult for women to get out of abusive relationships. The statistics show that women are more likely to be injured by domestic abuse in relationships. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, if there is a gun present, the chances of deadly violence increases,
The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.
The Family Justice Center Provides Free Services for Domestic Violence Victims in WNY
If you or someone you know is in a volatile and potentially dangerous relationship, please contact or online at the Family Justice Center of Erie County, online at https://www.fjcsafe.org/. They have various offices in WNY.
The Family Justice Center provides free services for domestic violence victims and their children through an extensive collaboration with several partner agencies, all located at one secured, comfortable location, where victims can get all the services they need to safely escape abuse. ~ Family Justice Center