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Buffalo man sentenced to prison for fatal shooting on Delaware Avenue in July 2020

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Posted at 11:14 AM, Jan 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-12 11:14:48-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Buffalo man has been sentenced to prison for a fatal shooting on Delaware Avenue in July 2020.

The Erie County District Attorney's Office announced 23-year-old Mario K. Washington, Jr. was sentenced Monday in Erie County Court to an indeterminate sentence of 27 and 1/3 to 32 years in prison followed by 5 years of post-release supervision.

According to the district attorney's office, on July 1, 2020, Washington shot the victim, 28-year-old Shariff Jackson, who was sitting inside of a vehicle in a parking lot on the 1200 block of Delaware Avenue in the City of Buffalo. Jackson died at the scene.

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Washington pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter in the first degree in November. He was sentenced to serve a determinate sentence of 25 years in prison followed by 5 years of post-release supervision in that case.

He also pleaded guilty to one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree for possession of an illegal gun in a separate indictment. He was sentenced to serve a determinate sentence of two and 1/3 to seven years in that case. He will serve that consecutive to his sentence on manslaughter.