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A man who pistol whipped another person in broad daylight in the heart of downtown Buffalo has pleaded guilty to three felony charges before State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang, Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III reported Tuesday.

Christopher Marshall, 36, of Buffalo, entered guilty pleas to second-degree assault, attempted first-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, the highest charges for which he could have been convicted if he had gone to trial.

Prosecutors said Marshall admitted to beating the other person with a pistol after unsuccessfully attempting to shoot his victim at Main and Court streets about 4:30 p.m. on March 26. He faces a maximum of 15 years in prison when he returns for sentencing Sept. 24.

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