The neighborhood where Reilly lives is described as 'quiet.'
18-year-old Darrell Jermaine Belton was arrested for the crime. Reports say Belton, who is black, shot Reilly twice in the upper body. Reilly died from his wounds after being transported to a hospital.
The crime occurred September 24, 2014.
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Niagara Falls residents are trying to make sense of a homicide that happened at a home on the 800 block of Pierce Avenue Tuesday night.
"I am very shocked, very shocked," said Jacquette Holley of Niagara Falls. “I never heard of this part of town being shot, period. I mean, it's strange. It's crazy."
"I just think it's unfortunate,” said a Niagara Falls resident. “He was young, and no one should go through that. One day you're here, the next day you're not."
Police believe an argument led to the shooting.
Officers discovered 30-year-old William Reilly of Niagara Falls in the home with two gunshot wounds to the upper body. Reilly was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center where he later died.
Investigators said they have arrested the suspected gunmen 18-year-old Darrell Jermaine Belton of Niagara Falls. However, the suspect they believe was driving the getaway car has yet to be found.
"We had some assistance from the Niagara County Sheriff's department as well as the U.S. Marshals task force,” said Niagara Falls Police Superintendent Bryan DalPorto. “I think the combined effort along with our criminal investigation bureau, led to a quick apprehension of the suspect in this case."
Immediate neighbors did not want to go on camera, but said it's a quite place to live. Other residents in the area agreed.
"This is, maybe once or twice I've heard of anything like this happening here. Fights, yes, but not murderers," said Sam Baiera of Niagara Falls.
One resident was in disbelief.
"There's a lot of school children; there's a library people go to; people eat here at the diner,” she said. “Who would suspect that would happen in this area?"
Niagara Falls resident James Miller had a different opinion.
"You've got people doing drugs, popping pills, stealing money, killing people, yet, the neighborhood looks quiet. That's because it's daytime, but at night, it comes alive," Miller said.
As the investigation continues, so does the search for the second suspect. Police hope to have an arrest soon.
They said Belton is facing charges of murder in the second degree and criminal use of a firearm in the first degree. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Niagara Falls City Court Thursday morning.
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