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.