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Former Buffalo man acquitted in shooting

A former Buffalo man was found not guilty Friday in the October 2005 shooting of a city man who has since been accused of shooting one of the defendant's relatives.

Dorian Nailor, 20, of North Palm Beach, Fla., was acquitted of the shooting of Brian Thomas after a four-day trial before State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia.

A jury of nine women and three men deliberated about 90 minutes before rendering the verdict.

Nailor has been jailed since March 17, when he returned to Buffalo to visit relatives. He had been charged with attempted murder, assault, weapons possession and menacing in the shooting of Thomas, and three other alleged threats against Thomas.

Thomas told the jury Wednesday that Nailor shot him in the right thigh with a 9 mm pistol on East Delavan Avenue.
Karen A. Korkoc, Nailor's attorney, said Thomas is currently jailed on charges he shot a relative of Nailor.

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