Modified: February 20, 2020 4:55pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 25-year-old Jamal Young of Buffalo has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to a determinate sentence of 15 years in prison.
On July 14, 2018, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Montek Mastin shot 28-year-old Dion Donald multiple times as he was seated in the passenger seat of a parked vehicle at a gas station on the corner of Genesee Street and Crossman Avenue in the City of Buffalo. The victim died from his injuries.
Young, who was the driver of the vehicle that fled the scene of the shooting, was charged as an accomplice to the crime. He stood trial with Mastin in December 2019. After approximately 9 hours of deliberation, a jury convicted Young of one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class “C” violent felony. He was acquitted of the murder charge.
The jury convicted Mastin of one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “A-1” felony, and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class “C” violent felony. Mastin was found guilty on all counts in the indictment against him. He faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced by Judge Case on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.
DA Flynn commends the Buffalo Police Department Homicide Squad for their work in the investigation.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Eugene T. Partridge, III of the DA’s Homicide Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Matthew S. Szalkowski of the DA’s Felony Trials Bureau.