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Moselle Street man pleads guilty to shooting neighbor during argument

A Buffalo man with a previous assault conviction has admitted shooting a man last summer during an argument on an East Side street.

Larry Brooks, 50, of Moselle Street, who lives across the street from the victim’s aunt, pleaded guilty last week to first-degree assault in the Aug. 7 shooting in front of Brooks’ house.

Brooks and the victim, who had an ongoing dispute, were arguing in the street when Brooks went into his home, got a gun and shot him, Erie County Assistant District Attorney John Patrick Feroleto said. The victim was hospitalized for a few days.

Because of his previous conviction, Brooks faces 10 to 25 years in state prison when he is sentenced April 25 by Erie County Judge Sheila A. DiTullio, according to District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III.