Felon heading back to jail after discharging hand gun in Buffalo

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BUFFALO, NY – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 20-year-old Keinn A. Moore of Buffalo was sentenced this afternoon by State Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski to a determinate sentence of 7 years in prison. He was sentenced today as a second violent felony offender.

On Thursday, April 9, 2020, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the defendant fired a gunshot in the vicinity of Huntley Road and Burke Drive. The defendant was located a short time later near Kensington Avenue and Century Road. Officers found the defendant in possession of an illegal handgun.

Moore pleaded guilty to one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class “C” felony, on November 23, 2020. He pleaded guilty to the highest sustainable charge.

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


The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Matthew S. Szalkowski of the DA’s Felony Trials Bureau.