Inmate from Buffalo arraigned on murder indictment

Buffalo Man Charged In 2013 Killing

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Four years after the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old in Buffalo, prosecutors say they've found the alleged gunman.  

A Livingston County inmate was arraigned Thursday after being charged with murdering the 19-year-old bystander in a doube-shooting back in 2013, the Erie County District Attorney's Office said Thursday. 

Leron Bailey, 36, allegedly was trying to shoot just one man when he fired multiple shots into a vehicle parked at Stevens Ave and East Ferry in June, 2013.  One of the shots did hit the intended victim, however another hit Diamond Toler, 19, of Buffalo in the heart. She was sitting in the backseat of the vehicle, and she was killed by the bullet wound.  The man shot recovered from his injuries. 

Bailey could face 50 years to life behind bars if convicted of all charges in the 2017 indictment, which include second-degree Murder, second-degree Attempted Murder, and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon. 

Bailey is an inmate at the Groveland Correctional Facility in Sonyea serving a five-year sentence for a weapons possession charge also from 2013, but the D.A.'s office says it is unrelated to the alleged shooting death of Toler. 

 

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