Community event remembers Buffalo man killed in senseless shooting

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Stop the Violence Coalition took over Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Buffalo Saturday.

The group held its annual celebration in memory of Joseph Washington and other lives lost to homicide.

Washington was an elderly man murdered in August of 2010.

He was an innocent bystander – shot dead. The family got unusual closure after Washington’s suspected killer was murdered.

Organizers invited families to this event for drama-free fun.

More than a hundred people attended the celebration. 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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