Niagara Falls police investigating Tuesday homicide

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) — Niagara Falls police are investigating a homicide after a patient with a gunshot wound was brought to Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon and was pronounced  dead at the ER.

The victim, identified as Ladrae Walker, 26, of Niagara Falls, suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Detectives conducted a search for evidence in the area of the 2800 block of Highland Ave.

Charles Walker, Jr., 24, has been identified as a person of interest. He was described as a black man who weighs 165 lbs. and stands at 6’0″.

Walker might be operating a silver 2011 Chevy Impala with a license plate that reads “HFL 5991.” He should be considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached, police say.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 286-4553 or 286-4711. 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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