CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Two persons of interest in the shooting on Donovan Drive that injured four people, including a three-year-old boy, have been arraigned on gun and drug charges.
Dequan Richardson, 22, who was arrested by Buffalo police officers in Cheektowaga, has been accused of the following crimes:
- criminal possession of a weapon (second degree)
- criminal possession of a firearm
- criminal use of drug paraphernalia (second degree, two counts)
- criminal possession of a controlled substance (third and fourth degree)
Jonay Robinson, 25, who lives with Richardson and is also a person of interest in the Donovan Drive shooting incident, faces the same charges.
In their Slate Creek Drive apartment, prosecutors say they found an illegal pistol, an illegal rifle, cocaine, a scale and diluents. Officials say that because of the cocaine and materials, Robinson and Richardson were also accused of possessing a controlled substance with intent to sell it.
Robinson and Richardson are being held on $175,000 bail. They’ll be back in court next week for a felony hearing.
If convicted, each person could spend up to 15 years in prison.
Late Monday night, four people were shot on Donovan Drive. According to police, a large group was gathered outside in the courtyard area watching fireworks when the shooting began.
Nearly 40 shots were fired, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says.
As of Tuesday, two of the adult victims, who were identified as 27 and 28-year-old Buffalo men, were in stable condition at ECMC. The three-year-old child is on life support at Oishei Children’s Hospital.
Flynn says the boy was on a small bicycle when he was shot in the head.
After those victims arrived at the hospitals, police say a fourth victim arrived at ECMC in a civilian vehicle. This 28-year-old Buffalo man had been grazed in the foot by gunfire. He’s since been treated and released.
Buffalo is seeing a very violent year. Over the holiday weekend, 14 people were hurt in 10 separate shootings.