Marne Road man sentenced to prison for attempted murder

BUFFALO – A Cheektowaga man was sentenced to prison for the attempted murder of an Amherst man.

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn’s office tells Cheektowaga Chronicle that Raaquim McCrayer, 26, of Marne Road will spend six years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.

Mr. McCrayer, armed with a pistol, forced his way into a home on Hartford Road in the Town of Amherst on January 28, 2017.  Once inside, he shot a male victim several times over a financial dispute.

In June 2018, Mr. McCrayer pleaded guilty to Attempted Murder in the Second Degree. This was the highest charge in the indictment against him.

Mr. Flynn commends the investigative work of Amherst Police Officer Beth Stephens, who analyzed the voluminous cellular records to develop defendant as the perpetrator, and Detectives Bob Stephens and Jeffrey Gilbert for their work in interviewing the defendant.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Ryan D. Haggerty of the DA’s Tactical Prosecution Unit.

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