Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty in Butcher Knife Attack

Modified: April 30, 2018 4:50pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 27-year-old Tyron Fish of Buffalo pleaded guilty before State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia to Attempted Assault in the First Degree.

On September 26, 2017, the defendant, after making threatening phone calls, went to the home of his ex-girlfriend. When the woman’s new boyfriend went outside to tell Fish to leave the property, Fish stabbed the victim three times in the torso with a butcher knife.

The victim survived the attack. He underwent a blood transfusion and four surgeries, spending several weeks in the ICU at ECMC. Due to the serious injuries, the victim will be at-risk for stomach-related problems for the rest of his life.

Fish faces a maximum of 15 years in prison when he is sentenced on Wednesday, June 27 at 9:30 a.m.

DA Flynn commends the thorough investigative work of Lt. Jonathan Pietrzak, Officer Patrick McDonald, Officer Mitchell Thomas, Officer Jonathan Jackson, Officer Calvin McKnight and Officer Roman Ramirez of the Buffalo Police Department. DA Flynn also commends Dr. Jeffrey Jordan for his life-saving surgical work.

Assistant District Attorney Amy B. Benedict of the DA’s Felony Trials Bureau prosecuted the case.