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Buffalo teenager admits weapons charges

A Buffalo teenager who fired a revolver at another teenager walking along a city street April 1, about 3½ months after the shooter was arrested with a revolver, then released on bail, pleaded guilty last week to two weapons charges.

Tyree Sommerville, 17, of Rounds Avenue, faces up to 15 years in prison on each count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon when he is sentenced July 17 by Erie County Judge Michael F. Pietruszka, according to District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III.

A Time Warner cable technician called authorities when he saw Sommerville with a handgun Dec. 18 near Rounds and Orleans Street, southeast of the University at Buffalo Main Street Campus, prosecutors said. He was released on $20,000 bail.

Sommerville was arrested April 9, eight days after he shot a boy in the leg at Comstock and Dartmouth avenues, six blocks south of UB, prosecutors said. He was held without bail.