190 Shooting Suspect Enters Plea

Charged with second degree murder

Matt Moran
July 20, 2018 - 11:39 am

Juan Colon (Photo via Crime Stoppers Buffalo)


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) -Juan Colon pleaded not guilty to second degree murder in connection with the fatal I-190 shooting.

The 22-year-old was charged with killing 25-year-old Angel Marcial. State Police say Marical was shot in the head while driving north on the highway near the Niagara Street exit on July 9.

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Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says Colon was allegedly driving in the left lane of the northbound highway while Marcial was driving in the center lane when the shooting occurred. 

"The allegation is that Mr. Colon shot across his passenger seat into the driver's side of the victim, striking and killing him," DA Flynn said.

Flynn says that's Marcial's car veered across the left lane striking the center barrier. Flynn says that victim's mother was sitting in the passenger seat when the shooting occured. 

During the search for the suspect, State police said that they believed the victim was targeted. The DA would not go into the details only saying Colon and Marcial knew each other.

Colon was indicted by a grand jury Thursday for the murder charges. He was arrested by State Police in the City of Buffalo on Friday, July 13.

Colon's next court appearance will be September 20. A jury trial has been set to start on January 3 of 2019. Colon will be held in jail without bail. 

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