Gunman Sentenced for Attempted Murder Conviction

Modified: March 11, 2020 3:40pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 30-year-old Indaleccio Rodriguez Escalera of Buffalo has been sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia to a determinate sentence of 22 years in prison followed by 5 years of post-release supervision.

On April 24, 2019, at approximately 5:15 p.m., the defendant approached the victim as he was sitting in a SUV on East Eagle Street near Montgomery Street in the City of Buffalo. The defendant attempted to cause death of the victim by shooting him multiple times. He continued to shoot as the victim exited the vehicle and attempted to run from the gunfire.

The victim was struck by gunfire four times, but survived his injuries.

A jury found Rodriguez Escalera guilty, as charged, of one count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree and one count of Assault in the First Degree, both Class “B” violent felonies. The jury rendered their verdict after one day of deliberations following a one-week trial on January 28, 2020.

DA Flynn commends Detective Christopher Sterlace of the Buffalo Police Department for their work in the investigation.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney John P. Gerken, Jr. of the DA’s Tactical Prosecution Unit and Assistant District Attorney Ryan Flaherty of the DA’s Felony Trials Bureau.