Buffalo Man Receives the Maximum Sentence for Fatal Shooting on Floss Avenue

Modified: March 21, 2022 11:51am

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 22-year-old Tony S. Golden of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to a determinate sentence of 25 years in prison followed by 5 years of post-release supervision.

On December 20, 2019, at approximately 3:30 p.m., the defendant intentionally shot the victim multiple times with an illegal gun on Floss Avenue in the City of Buffalo. The victim, 22-year-old Vincent Cramer, died from his injuries.

Golden pleaded guilty to one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree (Class “B” violent felony) on December 15, 2021.

DA Flynn commends the Detectives Mark White and Scott Malec of the Buffalo Police Homicide Squad for their work in the investigation.   

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Eugene T. Partridge, III of the Homicide Bureau.