Suspect pleads not guilty in Zoe Restaurant shooting and three other crimes

Posted at 10:49 AM, Feb 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-08 10:49:07-05

A Buffalo man was indicted in the Zoe Restaurant shooting and three other incidents Wednesday morning.

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says Christopher Boyd, 36, is charged with two counts of burglary, three counts of robbery, one count of assault, one count of attempted murder, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and one count of resisting arrest.

The DA says Boyd allegedly robbed and shot the owner of Zoe Restaruant, Alexander Pozantidis, on September 4, 2016. Pozantidis, 44, was leaving the restaurant with the proceeds of the day and shot in the arm and chest, but survived.

Officials say on July 28, 2016, Boyd burglarized a home on Riverside Drive in Buffalo and assaulted the homeowner.

On the same day, Boyd allegedly stole a vehicle from a woman at gunpoint, according to the DA.

On November 9, 2016, Buffalo Police and New York State Police found Boyd at a local deli armed with a gun. They say he resisted arrest.

The DA says Boyd pleaded not guilty and is being held in jail without bail. If convicted of all charges he faces a maximum of 90 years to life in prison.