Both Defendants Pleads Guilty in East Side Homicide

Modified: December 16, 2019 9:53am

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12/13/2019

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 23-year-old David Hunter and 24-year-old Brandon Jones, both from Buffalo, pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a Class “B” violent felony.

Both defendants pleaded guilty for their part in the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Mychal Brown who was killed on February 21, 2017 in the vicinity of Roma and East Delevan Avenues in the City of Buffalo.

Both face a maximum of 20 years in prison when they are sentenced on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. They remain held without bail.

DA Flynn commends Detectives John Paradowski and Mary Evans of the Buffalo Police Department Homicide Squad for his work in the investigation.

The cases were 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.