Buffalo Man Indicted for Fatal Shooting in City's Kenfield Neighborhood

Modified: April 16, 2018 2:17pm

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Erie County District John J. Flynn announces that 19-year-old Jonathen Malone, Jr. of Buffalo has been arraigned before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller on an indictment charging him with one count of Murder in the Second Degree.

It is alleged that on March 22, 2018, the defendant fatally shot 26-year-old Dimitris Morgan of Buffalo on East Delavan Avenue near Courtland Avenue in the City of Buffalo.

The defendant pleaded not guilty and was remanded to jail without bail.

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

DA Flynn commends the outstanding investigative work of the Buffalo Police Department Homicide Squad, including Det. Sgt. James Dunham and Detectives Scott Malec, Christopher Sterlace, and Mark White.

Assistant District Attorney Michael D. Smith 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.