Buffalo Man Sentenced for Shooting Victim at West Side Home

Modified: November 2, 2020 4:30pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 37-year-old Clifford G. Tulloch of Buffalo was virtually sentenced today by State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek to a determinate sentence of 22 ½ years in prison.

Shortly after midnight on January 25, 2019, the defendant knocked on the door of the victim’s home on Breckenridge Street in the City of Buffalo. The victim did not know the defendant and asked him to leave. When the defendant refused, the victim opened the door. The defendant then shot the victim multiple times in the abdomen. The victim was taken to ECMC where he spent several weeks in the hospital.

Justice Wojtaszek found the defendant guilty on all counts in the indictment against him following a bench trial in March 2020. Tulloch was convicted of one count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “B” violent felony, one count of Assault in the First Degree, a Class “B” violent felony, and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class “C” violent felony.

DA Flynn commends the Buffalo Police Department for their work in the investigation.  

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Ryan Haggerty of the DA’s Tactical Prosecution Unit and Assistant District Attorney Christopher Safulko of the DA’s Felony Trials Bureau.