BUFFALO, NY - A Buffalo teen is being accused of shooting eight people, killing two of them, since October 2014.
Diamond Lewis, 19, is accused of shooting eight different people at four different locations in Buffalo. Two of those victims died.
"This one individual negatively affected a lot of lives throughout the community," said Mayor Byron Brown.
Investigators say the first homicide took place October 14, 2014. The victim, David Skipper, Jr., 22, was shot on Erb Street.
The second homicide occurred on Warren Street June 6, 2015. Alonzo Scott, 18, was one of five people shot that day. Scott died, and another man was paralyzed.
On August 13, 2015, Lewis is alleged to have fired several shots from a vehicle at Playter and Kent Streets in Buffalo, targeting a man, but striking the 18-year old female bystander.
Officials say a 13-year-old girl was shot on January 25, 2016 on Fillmore Avenue when Lewis allegedly fired into a group of people.
"The grand jury has accused Mr. Lewis of shooting what anybody would say are innocent victims and that truly is an injustice that we are working so hard to eradicate," said interim district attorney Michael Flaherty.
Lewis was arrested the next day at ECMC while being treated for a superficial gunshot wound.
"My client and his family maintain his innocence with regard to everything that's gone on," said Jeffrey Santoro, the defense attorney for Lewis.
Lewis is charged with murder and several assault and attempted murder charges. He has been remanded to jail without bail. He faces up to 25 years to life on each murder count and 200 years on the other charges.
Police believe that Lewis is connected to other crimes in the city.
Police are still looking for information related to the crimes Lewis is accused of -- they say there could be others he allegedly conspired with. If you have any information police urge you to give them a call, you can leave them an anonymous tip.