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Cheektowaga man pleads guilty in shooting of Jim's Steakout assistant manager

The incident followed a verbal altercation in the early morning hours of the restaurant's Main Street location in Buffalo.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A Cheektowaga man has pleaded guilty in connection with the shooting of a Jim's Steakout assistant manager in the early morning hours of January 12.

Anthony Jones, 44,  pleaded guilty Friday to one count of assault in the second degree, a violent felony.

Jones and the manager exchanged words at the restaurant's Main St. location over an complaint with his order. The encounter turned physician and Jones shot the manager in the back as the man returned to the kitchen.

The victim was rushed to Erie County Medical Center in a Buffalo Police patrol vehicle with non-life-threatening injuries. He has since recovered.

Jones faces a maximum of seven years in prison when Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case sentences him in October.

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