Incident

5-26-2020 New York Tonawanda 2-1

Location

May 26, 2020

Morgan St and Bouck St
Tonawanda, New York
Geolocation: 43.0164, -78.8843

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Joseph Marasco
  • Age: 32
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Victim
  • Participant Characteristics:
    • Law Enforcement
  • Name: Det. David Ljiljanich
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Status: Injured
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: Matthew Gerwitz
  • Age: 28
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Unharmed, Arrested

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Wounded/Injured
  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, suicide)
  • Officer Involved Incident
  • Officer Involved Shooting - Officer shot
  • Police Targeted
  • Drive-by (car to street, car to car)
  • Possession of gun by felon or prohibited person
  • Assault weapon (AR-15, AK-47, and ALL variants defined by law enforcement)

Notes

While investigating DB, susp shot @LEOs w/AR15 wounding 1. 2nd shooting loc: Morgan St & Kohler St; 5 firearms found w/search warrant; 1st victim died @ hosp

Guns Involved

5 guns involved.

  • Type: 223 Rem [AR-15]
  • Stolen: Unknown
  • Type: Unknown
  • Stolen: Unknown
  • Type: Unknown
  • Stolen: Unknown
  • Type: Unknown
  • Stolen: Unknown
  • Type: Unknown
  • Stolen: Unknown

District

Congressional District: 26
State Senate District: 60
State House District: 140