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Buffalo man admits to shooting, killing teenager after argument

Posted at 1:43 PM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-10 13:43:35-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Buffalo man admits to shooting and killing a teenager in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood in the summer of 2018.

41-year-old Eric Smith pleaded guilty to Manslaughter Thursday before a State Supreme Court Justice.

On June 17, 2018, Smith fatally shot 17-year-old Leo Thagard, III after an argument outside a home on Lombard Street in Buffalo.

Smith faces up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced in February.