Buffalo resident convicted of fatally shooting man while unloading rifle

Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Buffalo man has been found guilty of manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon after fatally shooting someone while unloading a gun.

In June 2020, prosecutors say Luis Gonzalez, 33, recklessly caused the death of Miguel Cordova, 31, inside Gonzalez’s bedroom on Debra Lane.

While unloading a lever action rifle, Gonzalez fired at Cordova’s head, killing him.

The jury’s verdict came after one hour of deliberations that followed a three-day trial.

When Gonzalez is sentenced on October 1, he could spend up to 15 years in prison. He was previously convicted of another felony charge.

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