BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Town of Tonawanda man is accused of killing another man during a fight in April.
The Erie County District Attorney's Office announced that 22-year-old Michael Atkinson was arraigned Monday in Erie County Court on an indictment charging him with one count of first-degree manslaughter and one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
On April 20, 2022, Atkinson allegedly shot and stabbed 19-year-old Harith Mohamed Alkahalaf during a fight on James Avenue near River Road in the Town of Tonawanda. He died from his injuries a short time later. Atkinson was transported in a private vehicle to Kenmore Mercy where he was treated for minor stab wounds.
Atkinson was held on $100,000 bail and a return court date has not been scheduled. If convicted of the charge he faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.