Defendant Sentenced to State Prison for Possessing an Illegal Handgun

Modified: January 8, 2021 4:21pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 20-year-old Keinn A. Moore of Buffalo was sentenced this afternoon by State Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski to a determinate sentence of 7 years in prison. He was sentenced today as a second violent felony offender.

On Thursday, April 9, 2020, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the defendant fired a gunshot in the vicinity of Huntley Road and Burke Drive. The defendant was located a short time later near Kensington Avenue and Century Road. Officers found the defendant in possession of an illegal handgun.

Moore pleaded guilty to one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class “C” felony, on November 23, 2020. He pleaded guilty to the highest sustainable charge.

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

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Matthew S. Szalkowski of the DA’s Felony Trials Bureau.