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Buffalo man accused of firing shotgun at car in University Heights

A Buffalo man is accused shooting at a man in a car in the city's University Heights neighborhood Monday night, according to police.

Jorge J. Fuentes, 28, was arrested at about 6:45 p.m. Monday, about 45 minutes after the gunfire on LaSalle Avenue, between Eggert Road and Orleans Street, according to a Buffalo police report. The man in the car was uninjured.

Police pulled over Fuentes on East Ferry Street and found a shotgun in the trunk of a Dodge Magnum. The shotgun was loaded with five rounds and there also was a spent shell in the trunk, according to the police report.

Fuentes, of Minnesota Avenue, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree criminal mischief.

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