Defendant Convicted of Gun Charge Sentenced

Modified: November 19, 2020 2:41pm

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11/19/2020

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 37-year-old Gregory L. Steele of Buffalo has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to a determinate sentence of 13 years in prison followed by 5 years of post-release supervision.

On July 2, 2019, at approximately 3:14 p.m., the defendant pointed a loaded revolver at a group of people on Person Street in the City of Buffalo. Buffalo Police officers found the illegal weapon in the trunk of a vehicle, which was linked to the defendant through DNA analysis.

A jury found Steele guilty of one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class “C” violent felony on March 9, 2020 following a one-week trial. He was convicted of the highest count in the indictment against him.

DA Flynn commends the Buffalo Police Department as well as Erie County District Attorney’s Office Confidential Criminal Investigators Mike Wright and Sal Valvo for their work in the investigation.  

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Noha Elnakib of the DA’s Community Prosecution Unit and Assistant District Attorney Lauren Nash of the DA’s Felony Trials Bureau.