Modified: June 28, 2019 10:20am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 23-year-old David Hunter of Buffalo has been arraigned before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi on one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “A-I” felony.
The defendant is accused of being an accomplice in the murder of 23-year-old Mychal Brown who was fatally shot on February 21, 2017 in the vicinity of Roma and East Delevan Avenues in the City of Buffalo.
Hunter is scheduled to return on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. for a pre-trial conference. He remains held without bail.
If convicted on all charges, Hunter faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison.
His co-defendant, 24-year-old Brandon Jones of Buffalo, has been charged with one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “A-1” felony, and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class “C” felony. He was arraigned on April 9, 2019 before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi.
Jones is scheduled to return on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. for a pre-trial conference. He remains held without bail.
DA Flynn commends Detective John Paradowski of the Buffalo Police Department Homicide Squad for his work in the investigation.
Both cases are being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Christine M. Garvey of the DA’s Homicide Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Patrick B. Shanahan of the DA’s Tactical Prosecution Unit.
As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.