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BPD Make Arrest in Kenmore Avenue Homicide

A Tonawanda man was arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Monty Massimi last year, according to Chief of Detectives Dennis J. Richards. The 44 year old victim had lived in Lockport.

Massimi was gunned down while he was entering his vehicle in the 900 block of Kenmore Avenue, on the night of April 3, 2007.

Arrested and charged with murder in the second degree is Salvatore M. Vacanti , 24 years old of Colvin Boulevard, in Tonawanda. Vacanti was arrested by Detectives Mark J. Lauber, Mark J. Vaughn and William C. Donovan of the Buffalo Police Homicide Squad, who conducted the investigation into the shooting death.

Vacanti was arraigned in Buffalo City Court Thursday afternoon, and is presently confined in the Erie County Holding Center.

Salvatore M. Vacanti