Rochester Teen Pleads Guilty for Drive-by Shooting in Amherst

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AMHERST, NY – An 18-year-old from Rochester has pleaded guilty to attempted murder and assault after shooting a 17-year-old in a drive-by shooting last July.

The shooter’s name was not released due to being a juvenile at the time of the shooting.

According to police, “On July 26, 2021, at approximately 11:40 p.m., the adolescent offender was the passenger of a vehicle, allegedly driven by a co-defendant, when they passed a teenager who was walking on Fairgreen Avenue in the Town of Amherst.”

The victim was shot with a rifle fired from a passenger seat in that vehicle. The shooter and his accomplice sped away from the scene in the vehicle.

The victim was taken to Erie County Medical Center and underwent surgery for serious physical injuries.

“The victim suffered paralysis and continues to receive treatment for the injuries he sustained in the attack,” police said.

Jeremiah Johnson, 20, of Amherst was the driver of the car and was also indicted for attempted murder and assault.

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