Buffalo Man Charged With Murder And Attempted Murder In Deadly Shooting
A Buffalo man has been indicted on charges of murder and attempted murder for a deadly shooting. Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced that the 27-year-old man was arraigned the morning of Wednesday, July 6, 2022, before Supreme Court Justice Debra Givens on the following charges:
- one count of Murder in the Second Degree (Class “A-I” felony)
- two counts of Attempted Murder in the First Degree (Class “A-I” felony)
- one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree (Class “C” violent felony)
Nakeem D. Haynes allegedly shot and killed 63-year-old Atlas Johnson near Broadway and Sears Street in Buffalo on Friday, June 17, 2022, just after 7:15 pm. Buffalo police were on patrol in the area. Officers gave chase and the defendant allegedly fired a shot into the windshield of the police vehicle. The bullet hit the police officer's gun holster. He allegedly continued to shoot at them as they chased him on foot. Officers caught Haynes on Playter Street after shooting him. He was taken to Erie County Medical Center.
Haynes is due back in court on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at 9:30 am. He is being held without bail. Haynes could spend 25 years to life behind bars if he is convicted of the maximum sentence.
As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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