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BPD Make Arrest in Summertime Shooting outside of a Sr. Citizen Complex


Adrian Traylor
Charged with 2nd degree Murder

Suspect is charged with 2nd Degree Murder

Buffalo Police Homicide Detectives have arrested an individual in connection with the fatal shooting of a 61 year old man while he was outside of a Senior Citizen Complex on the City’s East Side.

Detectives have arrested 22 year old Adrian L. Traylor of Eagle Street and charged him with; Murder in the 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.

The incident occurred Wednesday, August 12th just before 3pm. Detectives believe the victim, 61 year old Larry Crosland was waiting outside of the Msgr. Adamski Apartments in the 800 block of William Street when he was struck in the upper body by a stray bullet.

Detectives believe that the suspect was firing at a passing vehicle about a block away at William and Townsend St., when Crosland was shot.

Crosland, a resident of the complex, was rushed to ECMC where he later died.

The investigation was conducted by Detective Sgt. Daniel Rinaldo, Detective Mary Gugliuzza, Detective Michael Acquino and Detective Michael Mordino.