Buffalo man admits to Zoe Restaurant shooting, other crimes

Posted at 7:29 PM, Sep 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-07 19:29:50-04

A Buffalo man has admitted to his role in a restaurant shooting, among other crimes.

According to the Erie County District Attorney, 30-year-old Christopher Boyd has pleaded guilty to several charges, including attempted murder in the second degree, burglary robbery and assault.

Prosecutors say Boyd robbed and shot 44-year-old Alexander Pozantidis, the restaurant owner, as he was leaving with money at the end of the night, back in September 2016 at the location on Transit Road in the Town of Clarence. Pozantidis was hit in the arm and chest, but survived.

Prosecutors also say Boyd burglarized a home in Buffalo and assaulted the homeowner in July 2016. Later that day, he also committed a carjacking, where he stole a vehicle from a woman at gunpoint.

Boyd faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced in October.