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Would be Buffalo killer sentenced to 26 year in prison

A man who broke into a home and attacked a woman and her boyfriend weeks after he was arrested for possession of narcotics and an illegal weapon has been sentenced to 26 years in prison.

Sandro Tirado, 39, was convicted at trial in June of attempted murder in the second degree, criminal use of a firearm in the first degree, assault in the first degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Erie County Court Judge Thomas P. Franczyk sentenced Tirado separately for the two sets of crimes, with the sentences to run consecutively: 18 years for the attempted murder and eight years for the drug case.

Tirado broke into the home of Davina Vazquez on April 29 and tried to shoot her boyfriend, prosecutors said, but the .22-caliber gun failed to fire.

He then shot Vazquez in the arm and face. A 4-year-old child who was in the room at the time was uninjured.

A few weeks earlier Buffalo Narcotics detectives raided Tirado’s home and recovered cocaine and a .40 caliber pistol Tirado tossed from a window.

Felony Trials Chief Paul J. Glascott prosecuted the case.

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