Community rallies around family of Niagara Falls murder victim

Shock over the death of a well known and loved Niagara Falls man continues to be felt.

52 year old Tony Paonessa, who was known by many as the 'water guy' as he delivered water across the city died on Friday after being assaulted last week.

Police say the father of three had an altercation with a 17 year old male youth who was known to him.

Officers have now charged the youth, who cannot be named with second degree murder.

A GoFund me account set up to help Paonessa's family has reached half its goal of $25,000.

As of 2 o'clock today over $13,000 has been raised.