Statement from Erie County District Attorney on Felony Hearing for Jefferson Avenue Shooting Suspect

Modified: May 19, 2022 12:00pm

5/19/2022

STATEMENT FROM ERIE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY JOHN J. FLYNN

“The felony hearing scheduled to occur this morning before Buffalo City Court Judge Craig D. Hannah has been adjourned pursuant to New York State Criminal Procedure Law Article 180.80 due to action of the Grand Jury.

The matter is scheduled to return for further proceedings on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. before Judge Hannah. The defendant continues to remain held without bail. At this time, the defendant remains charged with one count of Murder in the First Degree in Buffalo City Court.

As indicated by prosecutors in Court this morning, the Grand Jury has voted to indict the defendant. The Grand Jury investigation has not been completed. Our office cannot comment further until there is an indictment reported to the Court following a complete investigation by the Grand Jury. 

As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.”