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Ice patch foils getaway of man carrying gun

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Posted at 1:54 PM, Dec 10, 2014
and last updated 2015-12-05 13:54:25-05

A man who pulled a gun on police but was foiled in his escape attempt by a patch of ice pleaded guilty Wednesday.

Jamal Young was walking in the middle of East Delavan Avenue on March 8 when officers approached him. He pulled out a .22 caliber pistol but fled instead of opening fire. Police pursued and caught Young when he slipped and fell on some ice and went into a snow bank.

The 20-year-old Buffalo man was carrying 20 bags of marijuana in his pockets.

Young pleaded guilty to second degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana. He faces a minimum sentence of three-and-a-half-years and a maximum sentence of 15 years when he is sentenced in February.