Buffalo Man Arraigned On Murder Charge In Allentown Shooting

Modified: November 30, 2017 11:56am

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 30-year-old Jeremy Wright of Buffalo has been arraigned before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio on an indictment charging him with Murder in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree. 

It is alleged that on November 3, 2017, in the early morning hours, Wright fatally shot 37-year-old Saleem Merukeb of Buffalo on Allen Street near Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. 

Wright pleaded not guilty and was remanded to jail without bail.

If convicted of the charge, Wright faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison. 

DA Flynn commends the investigative work of Buffalo Police Department Homicide Detectives Christopher Sterlace, Mark White, Terrence Supples and Detective Sgt. James Dunham.  

Assistant District Attorney Eugene T. Partridge III of the DA’s Homicide Bureau is prosecuting the case.

As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.