Williamsville man sentenced to 10 years for shooting woman, firing rifle inside Buffalo clinic

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Williamsville man was sentenced to prison time Thursday morning for shooting someone and recklessly firing a rifle inside a clinic on Buffalo’s West Side on Nov. 10, 2022, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office said.

Jeremy A. Griffin, 49, was sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by four years of post-release supervision.

Photo: Erie County District Attorney’s Office

Griffin intentionally shot a female victim with a rifle inside of her apartment building on the 100 block of Pennsylvania Street around 8:44 a.m., officials said.

The victim ran into her apartment and closed the door after being shot. According to officials, Griffin then intentionally fired multiple shots into the door to try and gain entry. He left after he was not able to get inside the apartment. Griffin was not known to the victim.

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Officials said the victim was taken by ambulance to ECMC where she was treated for an upper leg injury.

Shortly after the shooting, Griffin drove to a nearby clinic on the 200 block of Virginia Street armed with the rifle. Officials said he intentionally fired a shot into a wall inside the clinic’s lobby.

Additional shots were fired from the rifle as security guards forced Griffin outside, the district attorney’s office said. The guards were able to take the weapon and no injuries were reported.

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Griffin pleaded guilty to the following on April 15:

one count of first-degree attempted assault

one count of first-degree reckless endangerment

one count of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon

one count of second-degree reckless endangerment

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