Man Pleads Guilty in Attempted Downtown Shooting

Modified: September 11, 2013 12:06pm


Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III announced that 36 year old Christopher Marshall pleaded guilty, as charged, to Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree and Assault in the Second Degree before Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang.  These are the highest charges for which Marshall could have been convicted had he gone to trial.

Marshall admitted that on March 26, 2013 he attempted to shoot a loaded revolver at another person, and then pistol whipped that person while at Main and Court Streets in Buffalo at 4:30 in the afternoon.  Marshall fled from the scene, but was quickly caught through the coordinated efforts of NFTA Officer Joseph Ippolito and Buffalo Officers Michael Long and Michael Doctor.

Marshall faces a maximum prison term of 15 years when he is sentenced before the Hon. Penny Wolfgang on September 24, 2013.  The case was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Paul J. Glascott.