Evening News Briefing

Written by on May 18, 2018

A Batavia man is stabbed to death while his suspected killer was shot during a violent scene on the city’s south side.
41 year old Terry J. Toote, whose last known address was West Main Street, was stabbed in the chest and left lying in Central Avenue just after 11:30 last night.
His suspected assailant, 30 year old Nathaniel Wilson of Chestnut Street, was shot in the leg. Wilson has been charged with murder in the death of Toote.
Late this afternoon, the person of interest in the shooting of Wilson, has been located in an apartment on West Main Street and detained by police. This “person of interest” has not been identified.
What triggered the violence, and what, if any relationship existed among the actors, has not been determined.
Police say they have surveillance video of the crime scene.
As family and friends of both Toole and Wilson gathered at UMMC a disturbance broke out in the waiting room and the hospital was placed on lockdown.


Asst. Batavia Police Chief Todd Crossett

The neighborhood around Central and Pringle Avenues has been the scene of recent trouble.
Batavia Assistant Police Chief Todd Crossett says officers have focused on the area

It is still not clear what triggered the disturbance last night.
Authorities said video from the surveillance was useful in the investigation.

New York lawmakers are trying to make sports betting legal in the state. Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that prohibiting sports betting is unconstitutional.
This overturned the 1992 sports betting ban.
The state Senate is working to put together a sports betting package in the next few weeks.
Western Region Off Track Betting, owner of Batavia Downs, has said they are ready to move quickly to establish a legal sports book

Reader's opinions
  1. LeeAnn Mullen   On   May 19, 2018 at 9:01 am

    I’m excited about the opportunity to be able to participate in a legalized form of football sports betting! We are exceptionally fortunate to have a facility such as Batavia Downs Casino & Hotel, with an increasing standard of excellence under the direction of Henry Wojtaszek, President (who was a Lawer with a reputable firm and a is a U.S. Navy Veteran) and his staff, to engage in this recreational activity. Having spent my teenage years in northern Lake Tahoe, Nevada, gambling becomes very intriguing! If done responsibly, it may also be a recreational activity that facilitates in filling a time void for people with substance abuse/alcohol issues. Ultimately, the addition of sports betting can promote positive social behaviors and less time for individuals to focus on their addiction! Lee Ann Mullen, Owner
    Tahoe Pines Wellness Center, LLC
    Tahoe Pines Custom Sewing & Designs

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