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Buffalo man found guilty of gun charge in shooting of minor

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Posted at 6:40 PM, Jun 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-08 18:46:57-04

A Buffalo man has been found guilty of a weapons charge in connection to a shooting that critically injured a child last year.

According to the Erie County District Attorney's Office, 22-year-old Detavion Magee was found guilty of criminal possession of a weapon for his role in a gunfight that resulted in the shooting of an 11-year-old boy.

The verdict was the result of a four day non-jury trial.

Prosecutors say Magee was walking on Humason Avenue in June 2016 with a loaded gun when rival gang members pulled up in a vehicle and a gunfight ensued. During the incident, a stray bullet struck Juan Rodriguez in the head as he was helping his younger siblings inside their home to escape the shooting.

Rodriguez, who has since turned 12, is still recovering.

Magee faces up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced on July 13, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.