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Report: Suspect in Anchor Bar shooting in custody

Eileen Buckley

Though no charges have been filed, it appears the main suspect in last Friday's fatal shooting at the Anchor Bar may be in custody.

The Buffalo News was the first to report that Jorge Suarez was apprehended last Saturday on an unrelated parole violation and is currently being held in the Erie County Holding Center.

Buffalo Police have released a statement saying that no charges have been filed and that progress is being made in the investigation.

The deceased was identified as 32-year-old Freddie Dizon of Buffalo. The second victim, 36-year-old Ray Hogue, was treated at a hospital and released.

Police say the shooting was not a random act, and that the deceased was specifically targeted by his killer.

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Jay joined Buffalo Toronto Public Media in 2008 and has been local host for NPR's "Morning Edition" ever since. In June, 2022, he was named one of the co-hosts of WBFO's "Buffalo, What's Next."

A graduate of St. Mary's of the Lake School, St. Francis High School and Buffalo State College, Jay has worked most of his professional career in Buffalo. Outside of public media, he continues in longstanding roles as the public address announcer for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League and as play-by-play voice of Canisius College basketball.
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