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Moselle Street man going back to prison

A Buffalo man who had been sentenced to seven years in prison for a 2003 assault conviction is going back to prison.

Larry Brooks, 50, of Moselle Street, was sentenced today to 10 years for shooting a man last summer during an argument on an East Side street.

Erie County Judge Sheila A. DiTullio imposed the prison term on Brooks who had pleaded guilty last month 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 the victim, Erie County Assistant District Attorney John Patrick Feroleto said. The victim was hospitalized for a few days.

Because of his previous conviction for second-degree assault, Brooks had faced at least 10 years in prison and at most 25 years.