Judge Finds Defendant Guilty of Attempted Murder for Shooting Victim at West Side Home

Modified: March 19, 2020 2:11pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek has found 36-year-old Clifford G. Tulloch of Buffalo, guilty, as charged, of one count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “B” violent felony, one count of Assault in the First Degree, a Class “B” violent felony, and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class “C” violent felony, following a bench trial last week.

Shortly after midnight on January 25, 2019, the defendant knocked on the door of the victim’s home on Breckenridge Street in the City of Buffalo. The victim did not know Tulloch and asked him to leave. When the defendant refused to leave, the victim opened the door and Tulloch shot him multiple times in the abdomen.

The victim was taken to ECMC where he spent several weeks in the hospital.

Tulloch faces a maximum of 25 years in prison when he is sentenced by Justice Wojtaszek on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. He remains held without bail.

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

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Ryan Haggerty of the DA’s Tactical Prosecution Unit and Assistant District Attorney Christopher Safulko of the DA’s Felony Trials Bureau.