BUFFALO, NY (PRESS RELEASE by ERIE COUNTY DA) – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 25-year-old Nicky Lofton of Buffalo was arraigned this afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan on an indictment charging him with one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree (Class “C” violent felony) and one count of Obstruction of Governmental Administration in the Second Degree (Class “A” misdemeanor).
It is alleged that on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at approximately 2:06 a.m., a Buffalo Police Department detective, who was investigating the shooting on Pearl Street, saw the defendant running in an alleyway near the scene of the crime. The defendant allegedly refused multiple commands by officers to stop, but was taken into custody in a parking lot. Detectives allegedly found an illegal loaded “ghost gun” on his person.
Lofton is also scheduled to return on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. for a pre-trial conference. He remains released on $7,500 bond previously posted in Buffalo City Court.