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Surveillance Camera Leads to Murder Suspect

Memorial on Main Street near Lisbon in honor of Javon Jackson
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Memorial on Main Street near Lisbon in honor of Javon Jackson

By Eileen Buckley


Buffalo, NY – There has been a major development in the murder of a University at Buffalo graduate.

Buffalo Police have announced an arrest in the fatal shooting of 23 year old Javon Jackson on Mother's day. Homicide detectives arrested 20 year old DaMario Cordelius of Amherst. Police say he confessed to his role in the murder. He has been charged with second degree murder.

Jackson was shot to death on Main near Lisbon Avenue in the early morning hours on Mother's day and just hours after graduating from the University. Jackson was from the Bronx, but was living on Lisbon while attending UB.

Buffalo Police and Mayor Brown are attributing the use of a nearby video camera as being "invaluable" in the case. UB gave the city funding to purchase some of the cameras placed near the school in the University District.

But Buffalo Police would not discuss a possible motive. They are still searching for others that maybe have been involved. Police say the investigation into the murder is on-going.

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