Defendant Receives State Prison Sentence for Shooting Two Victims With An Illegal Gun

Modified: April 20, 2021 11:39am

4/20/2021

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 24-year-old Brandon M. Bott of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to a determinate sentence of 6 years in prison followed by 5 years of post-release supervision.

On August 30, 2020, at approximately 2:00 a.m., the defendant intentionally shot the male victim after a brief fight on Fuhrman Boulevard in the City of Buffalo. Another person, a female victim, was also hit by gunfire during the attack.

The female victim suffered a serious physical injury to her leg. Her injuries required surgery and several days at the hospital. She continues to recover from those injuries. The male victim, who was also shot in the leg, was treated and released from ECMC.

Bott pleaded guilty to one count of Assault in the First Degree (Class “B” felony), one count of Attempted Assault in the First Degree (Class “C” felony), and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree (Class “C” felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to all charges in the indictment against him on March 9, 2021.

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

The case was prosecuted by Chief Patrick B. Shanahan and Assistant District Attorney Samantha N. King of the DA’s Felony Trials Bureau.