Teenager Pleads Guilty to Murder Charges in Two Separate Homicide Cases

Modified: August 11, 2022 12:59pm


Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 19-year-old Calvin D. Clemons of Buffalo pleaded guilty this morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to one count of Murder in the First Degree and one count of Murder in the Second Degree (Class “A-I” felonies). The defendant pleaded guilty to the highest sustainable charges in two separate indictments.

On December 24, 2020, at approximately 4:30 a.m., the defendant intentionally shot the victim with an illegal weapon. The victim, 17-year-old Felix Aguirre of Buffalo, was sitting inside of a parked vehicle on Liddell Street in the City of Buffalo when he was fatally injured. He died at the scene.

On March 29, 2021, at approximately 8:13 p.m., the defendant, while acting in concert with another individual, stole the victim’s backpack. During the course of the robbery, the victim was shot in the leg, chest and side of his body. The victim, 20-year-old Trenten Jacob Sink of Lockport, was taken by ambulance to ECMC where he died from his injuries.

Clemons faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole when he is sentenced on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. He continues to remain held without bail.

A 17-year-old male was also indicted for his alleged role in the C Street homicide. The case against the adolescent offender remains pending. He is scheduled to return before Judge Eagan on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. for a motion.

DA Flynn commends Detectives Scott Malec and Mark White of the Buffalo Police Department Homicide Squad for their work in these investigations.

The Liddell Street homicide case was prosecuted by Chief Gary W. Hackbush of the Homicide Unit. The C Street homicide case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Eugene T. Partridge, III of the Homicide Unit.