Man guilty of killing man tied to other shooting

Posted at 12:47 PM, Apr 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-14 12:47:19-04

A Buffalo man has been found guilty of killing a man who was awaiting sentencing in a separate shooting.

Antone Herrod, 32, was found guilty by a jury Thursday of second degree murder in the December 1, 2014 shooting on Rother Avenue that claimed the life of 25-year-old Christopher Pratt.

Herrod and his girlfriend were driving on Rother Avenue when they spotted Pratt. Herrod pulled over, got a long gun out of his trunk and shot Pratt in the back, killing him.

Pratt pleaded guilty to first degree assault on November 13, 2014 for shooting a 32-year-old chef and father of five multiple times. The victim was in a coma for six weeks and awoke to discover the blood loss had caused permanent blindness in both eyes.

Pratt shot the victim over a dispute at a game of dice during a block party on Montana Avenue on Independence Day 2013. He had a previous conviction of third degree attempted arson for throwing two Molotov cocktails through the windows of a home in 2008.

Herrod faces up to 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced next month.