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Cheektowaga teen sentenced for firing a gun

A Cheektowaga teenager was sentenced Monday to 1 1/3 to four years in prison for firing a gun at his mother’s house last year after an argument.

Erie County Judge Michael L. D’Amico imposed the prison term on the 19-year-old defendant who had pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

The judge also granted him youthful offender status, sealing his criminal record.

The defendant admitted firing the shot Nov. 26 outside the home on Park Ridge Avenue. He was arrested less than a block away by Cheektowaga police who found a loaded .25 caliber pistol in his jacket pocket. A spent shell casing was found in the street in front of the residence.