Buffalo police have shut down a popular downtown Mexican food spot due to a shooting over the weekend and several other violent incidents. The recent “ceasefire” of local gun violence ended when two people were shot outside the Mexican restaurant Senor Tequila. Three people were arrested. Filming took place shortly after 2 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
Two suspects reportedly fired at a passing vehicle. A 25-year-old woman inside the vehicle and a 23-year-old man outside the vehicle were injured. The victims were transported to Erie County Medical Center. Two men, Kyle Mickens, 23, and Dalton Edge Jr., 24, have been arrested in connection with the shooting. The two suspects face a slew of charges, the most serious being attempted murder, as well as second-degree assault, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.
Another man was arrested for possession of a “ghost gun”. Nicky Lofton, 24, was in possession of a loaded gun without a serial number. Mayor Byron Brown and Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia asked Senor Tequila to close after a number of alleged violent incidents including an assault and stabbing. A notice at the restaurant said,
Please note that if you neglect or refuse to comply with my directive, any member of the police force has the authority to shut down the Senior Tequila Mexican Restaurant and keep it closed.
After that mass shooting at the Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue, the gun violence had died down.