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Buffalo man pleads guilty for killing 2 victims, injuring another in shooting inside Town of Tonawanda apartment


Fri, May 31st 2024 01:05 pm

Submitted by the Erie County District Attorney’s Office

Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Keane announced 20-year-old Jameer M. Woods, also known as “Jaja,” of Buffalo, pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge Suzanne Maxwell Barnes to two counts of murder in the second degree (class “A-I” felonies), one count of attempted murder in the second degree, one count of assault in the first degree (class “B” violent felonies), and one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree (class “C” violent felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to all counts in the indictment ahead of jury selection in his upcoming trial, which was scheduled to begin next week.

On Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, at approximately 9:40 p.m., the defendant fatally shot two people and seriously injured another person with illegal handguns. The crime occurred inside of an apartment on the 700 block of Parker Boulevard in the Town of Tonawanda. Two of the victims, Antoyn Williams, 51, of Buffalo and Kristina Perez, 36, of Hinsdale, were pronounced dead at the scene. The third victim, a 56-year-old male, was taken to ECMC where he was treated for injuries.

Woods faces a maximum of 75 years to life in prison when he is sentenced on Wednesday, July 31. He remains held without bail.

Keane commends the Town of Tonawanda Police Department for its work in this investigation.

The case was prosecuted by Chief Eugene T. Partridge III of the major crimes bureau and Chief Gary W. Hackbush of the homicide bureau.

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