Teen Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Fatal Shooting

Modified: October 26, 2018 1:47pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 19-year-old Kyle Lovines of Buffalo pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree.

On May 9, 2018, at approximately 7:10 p.m., the defendant fatally shot 23-year-old Chaz Carter on Goodyear Avenue in the City of Buffalo.

Lovines faces a maximum of 25 years in prison when he is sentenced on Monday, December 10 at 2 p.m. He remains remanded without bail.

DA Flynn commends the investigative work of the Buffalo Police Homicide Squad, including Detective Brendan Kiefer.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Eugene T. Partridge, III of the DA’s Homicide Bureau.