A 16-year-old LaSalle Avenue boy was indicted on murder and other charges Friday in the fatal shooting of a Niagara County man he allegedly owed money.
Terrance Anderson pleaded innocent to murder, robbery and weapons charges in the Aug. 27 killing of Louis N. Sansivero, 49, of the Town of Niagara at his arraignment before acting State Supreme Court Justice Joseph P. McCarthy. The judge ordered him to remain jailed without bail.
Erie County District Attorney Frank J. Clark and prosecutor Joseph M. Mordino said Anderson, who reportedly knew Sansivero, has been jailed since his arrest a day after he allegedly shot Sansivero in the head with a pistol at 1798 Kenmore Ave. after they reportedly argued over a money debt.
Sansivero was visiting a friend at the Buffalo Housing Authority complex when Anderson came there about 9 a.m. and they argued about Anderson's alleged money debt, the prosecutors said.
After the two exchanged words, Anderson reportedly left only to return a short time later when he shot Sansivero several times, prosecutors said.
Anderson also allegedly drove off from the murder scene in the victim's automobile, the prosecutors added.
The suspect has been in custody since his arrest a day after the fatal shooting. Buffalo police got a tip about his location and took him into custody without incident, Clark and Mordino said.