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Man faces attempted murder charge after driving vehicle into Bottoms Up on Chippewa

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Posted at 2:08 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 14:08:47-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The driver who allegedly plowed his vehicle into the Bottoms Up bar on Chippewa in Buffalo in August was in court Friday.

The Erie County District Attorney's Office says 25-year-old Najeeb Shabazz Jackson was arraigned friday on two counts of attempted murder in the second degree and two counts of attempted assault in the first degree.

Jackson allegedly plowed his vehicle into the Bottoms Up bar on Chippewa on August 4th just after 4 a.m. injuring two people and causing a security guard to discharge his weapon.

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The security guard, who did have a license to carry the weapon, fired one shot that did not strike anyone. He was cleared of any charges in early October.

39-year-old Joile Rodriguez said he was inside Bottoms Up bar the night of the crash and told 7 Eyewitness news in August "I've never heard a noise like that. It was like an explosion."

Jackson faces a maximum of 25 years in prison, he is due back in court in January and remains released on $50,000 bond.