Cheektowaga Man Charged for Shooting Fast-Food Restaurant Manager

Modified: January 13, 2020 12:35pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 44-year-old Anthony B. Jones of Cheektowaga has been arraigned before Buffalo City Court Judge Barbara Johnson-Lee on one count of Assault in the First Degree, a Class “B” violent felony. The defendant was arraigned on Sunday, January 12, 2020.

It is alleged that on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at approximately 4:20 a.m., the defendant was involved in a verbal altercation with the manager of a Jim’s SteakOut location on Main Street in the City of Buffalo. The defendant is accused of shooting the manager in the back.

The victim was taken to ECMC by a Buffalo Police patrol vehicle. He remains hospitalized with a non-life threatening injury.

Jones is scheduled to return on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. for a felony hearing. Judge Johnson-Lee set bail at $50,000.

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

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Patrick B. Shanahan of the DA’s Tactical Prosecution Unit.

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