Man Tragically Loses Life in Workplace Shooting in Niagara Falls
The suspect in the fatal workplace shooting is in custody. The shooting happened on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at Niagara Metals, located at 4861 Packard Drive in Niagara Falls. The victim, who was shot in the back of the head, according to what Niagara Metals President Todd Levin told WGRZ, died in the morning. Police arrived on the scene around 8:16 am. The suspect in the deadly workplace shooting, Matthew Figura Jr., has been apprehended by authorities, according to WIVB. Figura fled the scene and was caught by the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office in the Town of Sardinia.
The Mayor of Niagara Falls, Robert Restanio, told WKBW,
"I don't know if it was workplace violence — I don't know if it was a personal matter and that's what I’m hoping we find out more about once conversations start going on with the individual that has been apprehended. That's the part that right now continues to be the blind spot —what did create this circumstance that resulted in this incident and I don't have a direct answer to that yet."
The victim has not been publicly identified by authorities yet.
We really have a problem in this country and Western New York with gun violence. There has been an uptick in gun violence. Tomorrow, Saturday, June 5, 2021, in Buffalo there will be a workshop on homicide prevention. The workshop will take place at One In Christ Temple, located at 940 Broadway, starting at 12 noon. The workshop, “Stop the Homicide Culture,” will feature guest speakers: Dr. Gelsey; counselor Terri Ann Howard M.S., Patrick Cray, former Buffalo Police Officer, and Maurice Howard, psychologist, according to a media alert sent to me. If you need more info, please contact Dr. Frederick A. Gelsey Sr., Pastor of OIC Temple, by calling 716-570-9573.