Gunman Sentenced in East Delavan Avenue Homicide

Modified: December 18, 2018 3:06pm

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Erie County District John J. Flynn announces that 20-year-old Jonathen Malone, Jr. of Buffalo has been sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns to an indeterminate sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

On March 22, 2018, the defendant fatally shot 26-year-old Dimitris Morgan of Buffalo on East Delavan Avenue near Courtland Avenue in the City of Buffalo.

In November 2018, Justice Burns found Malone guilty, as charged, on one count of Murder in the Second Degree following a bench trial.

DA Flynn commends the outstanding investigative work of the Buffalo Police Department Homicide Squad, including Det. Sgt. James Dunham and Detectives Scott Malec, Christopher Sterlace, Terrence Supples and Mark White.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Michael D. Smith of the DA’s Homicide Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Danielle E. Phillips of the DA’s Felony Trials Bureau.