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Falls man indicted in three gun incidents

LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man, already under indictment for his alleged role in a June 28 shooting incident, was arraigned Friday on a new indictment charging him in three more incidents, two involving gunfire.

Dyrek E. Hall, 19, of 21st Street, pleaded not guilty to first- and second-degree assault, attempted first-degree assault, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and four counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Assistant District Attorney Claudette S. Caldwell said the gun recovered from the first shooting had been tied to the other shootings by ballistics test results, and efforts are ongoing to obtain a DNA sample from the gun.

Hall is accused of shooting a man in the knee Sept. 26 in front of a store on 19th Street in the Falls; attempting to shoot another man Oct. 5; and having a loaded gun and some drugs when he was arrested Oct. 7. Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon ordered Hall to continue being held without bail.

Hall’s cousin, Julius T. Hall, 30, of 17th Street, also was indicted in connection with the June 28 incident, in which shots were fired that struck a house and a car.