Cheektowaga man accused of shooting manager of Main Street eatery in the back


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Cheektowaga man arrested in connection with an overnight shooting in Buffalo was arraigned on a first-degree assault charge.

Police say it happened around 4:20 a.m. Sunday on Main Street in Buffalo. Police said a 30-year-old Buffalo man was shot during a verbal altercation with Anthony Jones, 44, of Cheektowaga.

Police said Jones was apprehended in the vicinity of the shooting. According to the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, the victim was shot in the back.

The victim, who was identified as the manager of a Jim’s SteakOut, was treated at a Buffalo hospital and, now according to prosecutors, remains there. City officials initially said he was released.

Bail for Jones was set at $50,000.

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