Early Morning Homicide Reported in Wheatfield

WHEATFIELD, NY – On 10/10/2020 at approximately 0747 hours, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office received a third party call reporting a father and son domestic incident on Hill Rd in the Town of Wheatfield.  The caller reported that he believed the son killed the father.  Upon the arrival of patrol, Bryan W. Cummings, 42, of Wheatfield was standing outside the residence and was detained by patrol without incident. 

Upon patrol entering the residence, a male was found unresponsive on the floor with multiple lacerations.  Patrol and EMS agencies performed life saving measures, but the male was pronounced deceased.  The victim is identified as Ward A. Cummings, 61, of Wheatfield.

Bryan W. Cummings is charged with Murder in the Second Degree, a Class A-I Felony and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony.  The male is being held pending arraignment.