Guilty Plea in Fatal Shooting of Dog in South Buffalo

Modified: May 11, 2021 3:07pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 58-year-old Timothy S. Manning of Buffalo pleaded guilty this morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan 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 admitted that on April 16, 2020, at approximately 4:45 p.m., he intentionally shot his neighbor’s dog on Buffum Street in the City of Buffalo with a shotgun, causing its death.

Manning faces up to one year when he is sentenced on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. He remains released on his own recognizance.

The defendant has 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.