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Buffalo man pleads guilty to shooting at acquaintance

A 20-year-old who shot at another man four times while chasing him through residential streets in the Lasalle Avenue neighborhood in May pleaded guilty to three felonies this week in State Supreme Court.

Daryle Tyson, 20, of Lisbon Street admitted to charges of second degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with his attempt on the life of Wesley Early last spring.

According to the District Attorney’s Office, Tyson saw Early walking his 2-year-old son on Lasalle Avenue and accosted him about words he accused Early of saying about his girlfriend. When Tyson pulled out a pistol, Early allegedly pleaded that Tyson not shoot him while he was with his son. Tyson advanced anyway.

Early left his son in a yard with other children and fled, with Tyson in pursuit. Tyson fired at Early four times, missing each time, according to the DA, but the shots did not go unnoticed. Buffalo Police Capt. David Stabler was a block away and heard the gunfire. He found Early, who apprised him of the situation as Tyson fled the scene. Police apprehended Tyson three days later.

Acting District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty credited Stabler’s fast response and good instincts for a swift resolution of the case.

Sentencing is set before Justice M. William Boller on Feb. 26. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney John P. Gerken, Jr., who is assigned to the DA’s Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit.