WATCH: News conference on teen’s death

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A press conference on Ameer Al Shammari’s death was at Buffalo Police headquarters, Tuesday afternoon.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown called the 13-year-old’s death a terrible tragedy. He said he thinks the entire community should hold the family up in prayer.

Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda said 13-year-old Jean Sanchez, of Germain Street, is charged with second-degree murder. He said tips helped lead police to Sanchez’s arrest.

Watch the included video to see the press conference. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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