BUFFALO, NY (PRESS RELEASE) – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 28-year-old Mahzhee X. Young of Buffalo was arraigned this morning before Erie County Court Judge Suzanne Maxwell Barnes on an indictment charging him with one count of Murder in the Second Degree (Class “A-I” felony) and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree (Class “C” violent felony).
It is alleged that on June 9, 2020, at approximately 11:18 p.m., the defendant intentionally shot the victim multiple times with an illegal gun outside of a corner store on East Ferry Street and Grider Street in the City of Buffalo during a verbal altercation. The victim, 27-year-old David D. Moore, was taken to ECMC in a private vehicle where he died from his injuries a short time later.
Young was held without bail. A return court date has not been scheduled at this time.
If convicted of the highest charge, Young faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison.
DA Flynn commends Detectives Joseph Christopher, Ray Krug and Mark White of the Buffalo Police Department Homicide Squad for their work in this investigation.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Eugene T. Partridge, III of the Homicide Bureau.
As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.