Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced that 19 year old Tevin Morrow of 40 Woodlawn, Buffalo, will be arraigned at 9:30 this morning before County Court Judge Michael D’Amico on an indictment charging him with two counts of Assault in the First Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree and Assault in the Second Degree.
It is alleged that on January 1, 2012, at or about the time of New Year’s festivities in downtown Buffalo, Morrow fired four rounds from a .38 caliber revolver into a crowd of people. Injured in this gunfire were two innocent bystanders, 26 year old Kevin Gastle of Boston, New York and 34 year old Daniel Gastle of Orchard Park, New York who had just left a wedding at the Hyatt Regency. Morrow was apprehended within minutes of his alleged crimes due to the quick response of officers from the Buffalo Police Department. In this regard, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown stated: “I wish to commend the Buffalo police department for their quick response that led to the suspect being apprehended almost immediately after the incident. I authorized additional officers and patrols that were strategically placed in the downtown area for New Year’s Eve. Because of the extra manpower, police were able to catch the individual as he tried to flee and possibly prevent any further injuries”.
If convicted of these crimes Morrow faces a maximum prison sentence of 25 years.