Town of Tonawanda Man Sentenced for Shooting Victim on Kensington Avenue

Modified: June 16, 2021 2:47pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 31-year-old Antonio L. Taylor of Town of Tonawanda was sentenced this morning before State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns to a determine sentence of 5 years in prison followed by 5 years of post-release supervision.

On October 3, 2020, at approximately 2:36 a.m., the defendant intentionally shot a victim multiple times with an illegal firearm on Kensington Avenue and Godfrey Street in the City of Buffalo. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to his leg and back, but survived the attack. He continues to recover from his injuries.

Taylor pleaded guilty to one count of Attempted Assault in the First Degree and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree (Class “C” felonies) on March 17, 2021.

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

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Brian Langenfeld of the DA’s Tactical Prosecution Unit.