Victim of Fatal Stabbing Identified, Suspect Arrested for Murder

Written by on May 18, 2018

News Release: Batavia Police Dept.

At approximately 11:24 PM last night (May 17) Genesee County 911 received a call from a citizen who stated there was a possible shooting in the area of Pringle Ave and Central Ave in the City of Batavia. The caller stated there was a male subject down in the area.

Officers arrived on scene moments later and found a male subject laying alongside Central Ave; EMS was summoned immediately. The male subject appeared to be have suffered a stab wound to the chest. He was transported by ambulance to UMMC where he was later pronounced deceased by Genesee County Coroner Coleman.

This subject is identified as:
Terry J. Toote, age 41, LKA West Main St., Batavia

Nathaniel D. Wilson Jr.

A second male subject arrived at the ER with a gunshot wound to the leg. He is identified as:
Nathaniel D. Wilson Jr., age 30, LKA Chestnut St, Batavia

While being treated at UMMC, investigators developed information that Nathaniel D. Wilson Jr. was the person responsible for stabbing Terry J. Toote. Wilson was treated for his injuries and when released, he was arrested and charged with one count of Murder in the 2nd degree for the stabbing death of Terry Toote.

During the investigation there was a disturbance at UMMC stemming from the family and friends of Wilson and Toote. The hospital initiated a lockdown as a precautionary measure. There were no weapons displayed or threatened. More officers were called to the hospital to deal with the situation, all parties were separated and no charges have been filed for that incident.

Investigators have developed a person of interest in the shooting of Nathaniel D. Wilson Jr. and are currently tracking down leads and interviewing witnesses in order to draw up charges. We are not releasing that person’s name at this time.

The Department has had multiple calls for service in the area in question over the past several weeks, there have been several multiple person fights reported and some involving weapons. It in unknown at this time of any of the incidents are connected to this stabbing and shooting.

Due to these issues the Department installed a video surveillance camera in the area and had the street lighting enhanced. The street surveillance camera was instrumental in this investigation. The Department has also received several other videos showing the incident from witnesses who will remain anonymous. These too were instrumental in aiding in this investigation.

The Department would like to thank the New York State Police, Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, the Genesee County Local Drug Task Force, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (ENCON), City of Batavia Fire Department, Mercy Medics and Genesee County District’s Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information in reference to the case may contact Detective Thad Mart at 585-345-6372 or the Batavia Police Department at 585-345-6350, the confidential tip line

at 585-345-6370 or online


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