Marne Road homicide shooter gets 17 years

BUFFALO – The man responsible for the 2016 homicide on Marne Road has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Michael Pietruszka.

Jeffrey Brown, 44, of Buffalo, was sentenced to a determinate sentence of 17 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision the Erie County District Attorney’s Office says.

A second felony offender, Mr. Brown pleaded guilty to Manslaughter in the First Degree in January 2018 for the July 3, 2016 shooting.

The District Attorney’s Office says Mr. Brown shot his estranged wife’s boyfriend, David Brown, 46, on Marne Road. The victim died from his injuries the following morning.

This sentencing came on the heels of an unrelated sentencing in Federal court last week.  Mr. Brown was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to serve ten years in federal prison after he was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin in an unrelated case. His federal sentence will be served concurrent to his state sentence.

“Our office worked closely with the U.S. Attorney’s Office on the case against Mr. Brown, and I am pleased that this violent offender will now face a significant amount of time in both federal and state prison for his crimes,” said District Attorney John Flynn.

Cheektowaga Police Lieutenant Ken Rusin and Detectives Chris Chojnacki and Joseph Bauman investigated the homicide.

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