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Man charged in two Falls shooting incidents receives another plea offer

LOCKPORT – Shannon L. Lightfoot won’t be prosecuted further for a Niagara Falls drive-by shooting if he pleads guilty to attempting to kill two other men, a prosecutor said Thursday in Niagara County Court.

Deputy District Attorney Theodore A. Brenner said he’ll have the indictment covering the May 18 shooting on Highland Avenue dismissed if Lightfoot returns to court Monday and pleads guilty in connection with a separate attempted murder indictment.

On Nov. 19, Lightfoot, 27, of Garden Avenue in the Falls, rejected an offer of a 15-year maximum sentence in connection with a May 30 incident at 19th and Niagara streets in the Falls, in which police said 27 rounds were fired from an assault rifle in an apparent effort to kill two men.

In the May 18 case, in which a man was shot in the buttocks, Brenner said he will offer to let Lightfoot plead guilty to first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle if the defendant doesn’t take a plea in the May 30 incident.