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Murder case linked to victim's fight with now-dead drug dealer

Shortly before he was shot and killed last summer, Myron Kemp confronted the drug dealer that he believed was responsible for his brother's overdose death.

Kemp, 29, got into a fist-fight with the dealer, Eric Jones, on Aug. 31, leading Jones to call for help, according to prosecutors.

Russell M. Adams, 19, responded and, according to prosecutors, Adams shot and killed Kemp at the corner of Breckenridge and Grant streets.

At the time of the fight, Jones was free on bail and facing felony drug charges. He was shot and killed in the same West Side neighborhood 11 days after Kemp, hours before testimony was scheduled his trial.

Assistant District Attorney John Patrick Feroleto told the court that Adams admitted in a recorded interview with Buffalo Police that he was the person who shot Myron Kemp. Adams has been in custody since October and Justice Christopher J. Burns denied bail again Tuesday.

Kemp reportedly blamed Jones for the overdose death of his brother Michael Kemp in January 2016.

 

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