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Man pleads guilty to shooting, burglary at Packard Court

LOCKPORT – Tyquell J. Smith of Niagara Falls, who was charged with firing a shotgun into a Packard Court apartment and burglarizing another flat in that complex, pleaded guilty to two felonies Friday.

State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. scheduled sentencing May 6 for Smith, 19, who admitted to reduced charges of attempted first-degree reckless endangerment for the March 18 gunfire and attempted second-degree burglary for stealing guns and credit cards from another apartment on the night of May 4-5. Kloch said he will limit Smith’s prison time to seven years; the legal maximum would be 11 years.

After his release from prison, Smith, of Packard Court, will have to pay $2,280 in restitution for the burglary and $1,987 for the damage to the apartment doors in the shooting. He also will plead guilty to an unrelated gun possession misdemeanor in Niagara Falls City Court, but that won’t extend his prison time.