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Arrest made after shots kill man, 18, on bicycle
An 18-year-old man was gunned down while riding his bicycle at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the city's Fruit Belt, Buffalo police said.
Jovan Kerkendall of Grape Street apparently left a house near East North and Orange streets to go to a nearby store. On his way back, he was shot multiple times, the shots coming from a green Jeep Cherokee, police said.
Less than 45 minutes later, officers Ronald Ammerman and Wendy Collier of the police Mobile Response Unit stopped a vehicle matching that description and charged Ronald East Jr., 24, of Highview Court, Cheektowaga, the driver, with possession of a loaded firearm and possession of a stolen firearm, police said.
Officers recovered a loaded weapon inside the Jeep, according to Dennis J. Richards, chief of detectives.
"Tests will be conducted to determine if the weapon is, in fact, related to the shooting incident," Richards said.
Kerkendall, shot several times, was found on Orange Street and died a short time later, police said. This is the city's sixth homicide of 2007.
An autopsy is scheduled to today in the Erie County medical examiner's office.