Chase nets man wanted in connection to Anchor Bar shooting

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Law enforcement are remaining tight lipped on the investigation into Friday’s fatal shooting at one of Buffalo’s most iconic spots, in the Anchor Bar.

But more information has come to light about the progress of the investigation, after a car and foot chase Monday night that may have netted a key witness in the case.

The chase started just before 11 p.m. in Niagara Falls, when a driver wanted in connection to felony domestic violence charges, was spotted by police.

He took off — they gave chase.

As the chase continued, dispatchers notified pursuing officers the driver, 24-year-old Gregory Ramos, was wanted in connection to Friday’s fatal shooting of Freddie Dizon, 32, at the Anchor Bar.

Ramos was eventually caught, after running away from his crashed car on Grand Island — his cell phone alerting police to his whereabouts, according to police communication.

Despite the fact the details were released on the public airwaves and the chase took place on public streets and required police to issue a shelter in place alert for residents in the area on Grand Island, law enforcement declined to provide details on a possible connection to Friday’s shooting.

“At this point, the investigation continues,” said Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda. “I cannot comment on the investigation. We are making progress, and that’s about all I’ll say. It doesn’t benefit the investigation, in some cases it hurts the investigation to put out anything more.”

Dizon was gunned down during the dinner rush Friday at Anchor Bar on Main Street, prompting a manhunt for the shooter that continued Tuesday evening.

Dizon had just arrived to work, and was shot near the kitchen, the dining room filled with customers on a busy Friday night.

Meanwhile, Ramos remained in jail Tuesday on $250,000 bail. He’s being held on felony charges related to domestic violence incidents, including strangulation and assault.

He’s not been charged in any way in connection to the fatal shooting of Dizon, who will be laid to rest later this week.

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