A much-arrested Bissell Street man pleaded guilty Tuesday to firing a sawed-off shotgun twice at on-duty Buffalo police officers last Christmas Eve but didn't tell a judge why.
Gerald E. Gadley, 31, admitted to State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia that he told police last December he had been "trying to kill a cop." He has been jailed since his arrest moments after the incident shortly after midnight Dec. 24 in the 300 block of Bissell.
Gadley, who is on parole for a 1995 Buffalo robbery conviction and has a record of 13 arrests, was ordered to remain in jail pending sentencing Oct. 28.
Prosecutor Peter A. Weinmann said Gadley had been indicted on an attempted murder charge for firing two rounds at the patrol car of Genesee Station Officers Mark Donovan and Carolyn Odojewski. The defendant was allowed to plead to only a weapons charge because he faces seven to 15 years in prison.