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Buffalo man facing murder, gun charges in connection with fatal shooting in March

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Posted at 12:44 PM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 12:46:12-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Erie County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday 37-year-old Josean Roman-Cruz of Buffalo was arraigned on an indictment charging him with one count of murder in the second degree and one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.

Roman-Cruz allegedly shot 50-year-old Wilfredo Justiniano multiple times in the area of Pennsylvania Street and Lakeview Avenue in Buffalo on March 27, 2020. Justiniano later died from his injuries.

Roman-Cruz was taken into custody four days later. A different illegal, loaded firearm was allegedly found in the vehicle he was driving according to officials.

He was also arraigned on a separate indictment charging him with one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.

Roman-Cruz remains held without bail and is scheduled to return August 10 for a hearing. If convicted on all charges, he faces a max of 40 years to life in prison.