Lockport’s Mayor Roman, Police Community Aid Mark Sanders Make Statements on Deadly Niagara Street Shooting

“Someone took a life from a mother and father, and the life of their daughter, and I’m speaking to the Lockport community right now:  We have known that this was the direction in which areas of the city have been going for a long time,” said City of Lockport’s Police Community Aid Mark Sanders in a broadcast online earlier today.

Additionally, Sanders discussed a “contingency of people that want to bring guns, drugs and violence into this city.” “You’re a coward,” he stated to the shooter who remains at large. “I pray that you turn yourself in.”

Lockport’s Mayor Michelle Roman released a statement on last night’s violent shooting, resulting in the loss of 20-year-old Cheyenne Farewell’s life. She remarked, “The city of Lockport is deeply saddened by the tragic events that took place overnight, at a Halloween party in the City.  Sadly, one young person lost her life while visiting with friends. Five others were wounded when shots were fired into the area of the house.  Our heartfelt condolences to the victim’s family and friends, and to the five others wounded.”

In explaining the response from local law enforcement, Roman said, “Our police department is diligently continuing to investigate this crime, along with our partners from the district attorney’s office, county, and regional task force.”

Cheyenne Farewell was a native of Medina. She graduated from Medina High School a member of the National Honors Society in 2018. Attending Brockport University, she had aspired to become an educator.

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A photo of Cheyenne Farewell.

If you or someone you know has any information regarding this shooting, please contact the police through one of these options:

Non-Emergency Number: (716) 433-7700

Confidential Tip Line: (716) 439-6707

STOPit App: You can sign up with the app under the city of Lockport, NY Police Department with the code: LockportPDTips. People who are afraid to step forward, but may have information regarding last nightis event, may send video, pictures, and/or text messages through this app without fear of being identified.