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Man charged in Anchor Bar shooting pleads guilty in separate case

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Posted at 4:34 PM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 16:34:57-04

A 25-year-old Niagara Falls man charged in the 2016 fatal shooting at the Anchor Bar has pleaded guilty in a separate domestic violence case.

Prosecutors said Gregory Ramos pleaded guilty to second-degree strangulation. They said he dragged the 25-year-old mother of his two young children into the middle of Fargo Avenue in Buffalo on May 21, 2016, and strangled her until she turned purple and lost consciousness. This happened after she refused to leave a Fargo Avenue home with him.

Ramos faces four years in prison when sentenced in April. 

The incident occurred one day after Ramos allegedly served as a getaway driver following the Anchor Bar shooting, and two days before Niagara Falls police arrested him following a high-speed chase through Niagara Falls to Grand Island.

Federal prosecutors have alleged Ramos is a member of the FEB gang, which has a history of drug trafficking and violent crime. Ramos was convicted on federal drug and gun charges on March 22, for which he faces up to life in prison when sentenced in July.

Ramos additionally faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison if convicted of state charges of second-degree murder and criminally possessing a firearm in connection with the Anchor Bar shooting. He is currently being held in jail without bail on those charges.