Suspect arraigned for June shooting near Central Park and Marigold

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BUFFALO, NY – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 38-year-old Demetrius D. Williams of Buffalo was arraigned yesterday morning before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi on an indictment charging him with the following offenses:

  • One count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree (Class “B” felony)
  • One count of Assault in the First Degree (Class “B” felony)
  • One count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree (Class “C” felony)

It is alleged that on June 26, 2021, at approximately 10:00 p.m., the defendant intentionally shot the victim with an illegal firearm on Marigold Avenue near Central Park Avenue in the City of Buffalo. The victim, a 42-year-old man, was taken by ambulance to ECMC where he remains in critical condition.

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If convicted of all charges, Williams faces a maximum of 25 years in prison. 

DA Flynn commends the Buffalo Police Department Gun Violence Unit and the U.S. Marshals Office for their work in this investigation.