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Buffalo man sentenced for 2020 fatal shooting

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Buffalo man will spend 25 years in prison for manslaughter following a March 2020 shooting.

39-year-old Josean Roman-Cruz of Buffalo was sentenced on Tuesday morning to a determinate 25 years in prison for the fatal shooting of 50-year-old Wilfredo Justiniano on March 27, 2020. Prosecutors said that at approximately 7:15 p.m. that evening, Roman-Cruz shot Justiniano multiple times in the vicinity of Pennsylvania St. and Lakeview Ave. in the City of Buffalo. The 25-year sentence was the maximum.

Roman-Cruz pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree manslaughter last November. He will also have five years of post-release supervision.

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Aidan Joly joined the News 4 staff in 2022. He is a graduate of Canisius College. You can see more of his work here.

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