Robert K. Cox, who riddled a Niagara Falls house with gunfire and shot a man in the arm in separate crimes, was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison.
State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. quoted a Falls policeman as saying Cox, who has been arrested 19 times, is "arrogant, brazen and probably will evolve as a criminal." Cox, whose record includes a 2010 federal conviction for cocaine distribution, apologized to his family "for letting them down."
Cox, 27, and Jose C. Rivera, 26, shot into a Cleveland Avenue house Jan. 22. Rivera is awaiting sentencing. Cox also shot a man in the arm on Whitney Avenue May 23.
When he is released from prison, Cox will owe restitution of $625 to the homeowner and $245 to the shooting victim.