Modified: October 6, 2016 11:32am
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. announces the arraignments of 26-year-old Jorge Suarez of Buffalo and 25-year-old Gregory Ramos of Buffalo on an indictment charging them with one count of Murder in the Second Degree and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree for the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Freddie Dizon of Buffalo at the Anchor Bar restaurant at 1047 Main Street in Buffalo.
On Friday, May 20, 2016 at around 7:00 p.m., Mr. Dizon, an Anchor Bar employee was shot inside the restaurant.
Both defendants pleaded not guilty and were remanded to jail without bail.
“I would like to thank members of the Buffalo Police Homicide Squad for their diligent and thorough investigation of this tragedy,” says acting DA Flaherty. “This was a brazen act in the city’s most iconic restaurant during the Friday night dinner hour.”
Acting DA Flaherty specifically credits the work of Buffalo Police Homicide Detective Sergeant Carl Lundin and Detectives James Kaska and Brendan Kiefer.
Homicide Bureau Chief Colleen Curtin Gable and Assistant District Attorney John Patrick Feroleto are prosecuting the case.
As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.