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Man in double homicide case facing federal charge

Posted at 5:11 PM, Nov 26, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-21 17:11:52-05

The man arraigned Tuesday on charges related to the double murder outside the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club in North Tonawanda is now facing federal charges.

Andre Jenkins, aka Bear or Little Bear, was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says the 36-year-old Florida man has prior felony convictions in 1998 and 2010 in South Dakota.

Federal authorities say Jenkins was in possession of a Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol between September 4 and September 6. If convicted he faces a maximum term of 10 years in prison.

Jenkins was arraigned Tuesday on charges of first degree murder, two counts of second degree murder and second degree criminal possession of a weapon in Niagara County Court.

Authorities say Jenkins shot and killed Paul Maue, 38, and Daniel "DJ" Szymanski, 31, while they sat in a parked car outside the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club on Oliver Street on September 6. Maue and Szymanski were members of the club, but not the local chapter.

Law enforcement officials are remaining tightlipped about this case, but say federal authorities were searching the side of Rt. 219 a few weeks ago for crews related to the double homicide.

Jenkins pleaded not guilty to the charges against him Tuesday.