Buffalo man arraigned for fatal shooting, stabbing victim

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Buffalo man was arraigned Wednesday morning for allegedly shooting and stabbing two people at separate locations on May 12, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office said.

Officials said in the early morning of May 12, Emanuel Stokes, 28, allegedly shot a 34-year-old man in the area of Kehr Street and Urban Street in Buffalo. The victim was taken in a private vehicle to ECMC where he was pronounced dead.

Officials said around 2:25 a.m. the same morning, Stokes allegedly stabbed a teenage boy at a residence on Mills Street. The victim was taken by ambulance to Oishei Children’s Hospital with a stab wound to his upper arm and a cut to his neck.

Stokes was arraigned on the following:

One count of second-degree murder

One count of second-degree assault

One count of endangering the welfare of a child

If convicted of the highest charge, Stokes faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

He is scheduled to return on May 28 for a felony hearing. He was held without bail.

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