Persons of interest in Donovan Drive shooting appear in court


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — According to a preliminary examination, the bullet casings found during a search of a Cheektowaga apartment “appear to be the same type in color and composition” as those found at the scene of the Donovan Drive shooting.

Shaquelle Walker, Jr., a three-year-old boy, died as a result of the shooting. Three other people were injured.

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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.

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Richardson and Robinson appeared in court on Monday for a felony hearing. Richardson has been remanded to jail without bail, but Robinson is still being held on $175,000 bail.

If convicted, each person could spend up to 15 years in prison.

Evan Anstey is an Associated Press Award and Emmy-nominated digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2015. See more of his work here and follow him on Twitter.

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