Rochester Man Arraigned in Deadly Shooting

Charged with shooting his mother's ex-husband outside West Seneca sports complex

Tom Puckett
June 07, 2017 - 4:39 pm
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Rochester man pleads not guilty to killing his mother's ex-husband at a basketball tournament in West Seneca.

39- year-old Andre Lewis of Rochester has been arraigned by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia on an indictment charging him with Murder in the Second Degree for a fatal shooting in West Seneca.

On April 29, 2017 at about 8:18 p.m., prosecutors say Lewis got into a verbal argument with his mother’s ex-husband at a basketball tournament at the Niagara Frontier Sports Complex on Meyer Road in West Seneca.  The argument escalated into a physical confrontation, during which the victim, 54- year-old Robert Echols of Rochester, was pulled to the ground by several other people. Lewis is accused of pulling out his licensed pistol and shooting Echols in the chest while he was on the ground and shooting him a second time when he attempted to get up.

Lewis pleaded not guilty and was remanded to jail without bail.  He faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted of the charge.

 

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