Buffalo Man Indicted on Attempted Murder Charge for Shooting, Critically Injuring Victim in City's Leroy Neighborhood

Modified: July 23, 2021 9:02am

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 38-year-old Demetrius D. Williams of Buffalo was arraigned yesterday morning before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi on an indictment charging him with the following offenses:

  • One count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree (Class “B” felony)
  • One count of Assault in the First Degree (Class “B” felony)
  • One count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree (Class “C” felony)

It is alleged that on June 26, 2021, at approximately 10:00 p.m., the defendant intentionally shot the victim with an illegal firearm on Marigold Avenue near Central Park Avenue in the City of Buffalo. The victim, a 42-year-old man, was taken by ambulance to ECMC where he remains in critical condition.

If convicted of all charges, Williams faces a maximum of 25 years in prison. 

DA Flynn commends the Buffalo Police Department Gun Violence Unit and the U.S. Marshals Office for their work in this investigation.   

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Eugene T. Partridge, III of the Homicide Unit.

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