Defendant Sentenced for Fatally Shooting Neighbor's Dog in South Buffalo

Modified: June 2, 2021 11:30am

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 58-year-old Timothy S. Manning of Buffalo was sentenced yesterday morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to a one-year conditional discharge. The defendant was also ordered to perform 100 hours of community service and pay a $500 fine

On April 16, 2020, at approximately 4:45 p.m., the defendant intentionally shot his neighbor’s dog on Buffum Street in the City of Buffalo with a shotgun. The dog died as a result of the injury.

Manning pleaded guilty to one count of Overdriving, Torturing and Injuring Animals (Class “A” misdemeanor) and one count of Discharge of a Firearms, Shotguns, Rifles and Other Dangerous Weapons (violation of City of Buffalo ordinance). 

The defendant paid $2,250.00 in restitution to the victim.

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

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Rachel Kranitz McPhee of the Felony Trials Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Megan E. Mahoney of the Animal Cruelty Unit.