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Teen charged in Lockport homicide facing new charge, accused of trying to escape deputy

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Posted at 12:18 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 12:18:48-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — One of the teens charged in connection with a Lockport homicide is accused of trying to escape police custody and is facing a new charge.

20-year-old Cheyenne Farewell was killed and five others were injured following a shooting at a Halloween party in Lockport.

Two teens were arrested in connection with the shooting a few days later. Their names are not being released because of their juvenile status. They are 16 and 17 years old.

They are each charged with intentional homicide, a Class A felony, and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a Class C felony. The case was turned over to a grand jury in October.

The Erie County District Attorney's Office says the 17-year-old was arraigned Friday on a new charge, one count of escape in the first degree, a Class D felony.

Officials say the teen was being transported by a Niagara County Sheriff's deputy to a medical appointment on December 11 and allegedly attempted to escape custody by slipping out of his handcuffs and escaping the vehicle in the area of Jefferson Avenue and East Ferry Street in Buffalo.

The teen was apprehended with the assistance of a Good Samaritan and is being held at the Erie County Youth Services Center pending action of the Grand Jury in Niagara County.