Gunman Sentenced for East Side Murder

Montek Mastin sentenced to 25 years for shooting a man in a parked car.

Tom Puckett
March 04, 2020 - 3:55 pm

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) 28-year-old Montek Mastin of Buffalo has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to 25 years to life in prison for a deadly 2018 shooting.

A jury convicted Mastin of fatally shooting 28 year old Dion Donald on July 14, 2018. Prosecutors say Mastin used an illegal handgun to shoot Donald as he sat in the passenger seat of a parked vehicle at a gas station on the corner of Genesee Street and Crossman Avenue in the City of Buffalo. Donald died from his injuries at ECMC.

The conviction on charges of second degree murder and weapons possession came on December 21, 2019.

The jury also convicted 24-year-old Jamal Young of Buffalo of one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree. Young was charged as an accomplice to the crime for being the driver of the vehicle that drove away from the scene of the crime. He was found not guilty of the murder charge. Young was sentenced by Judge Case to the maximum of 15 years in prison.


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