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Niagara Falls man charged with shooting at 22nd Street house

NIAGARA FALLS - A Niagara Falls man was charged Friday with firing as many as 15 bullets into a house on 22nd Street in that city on Dec. 18.

And it wasn't even the house he meant to target, said Niagara County Assistant District Attorney Doreen M. Hoffmann.

Jha'mere Mulkey, 19, of Whitney Avenue, was brought into Niagara County Court in Lockport on a warrant obtained after a county grand jury indicted him on charges of first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree criminal mischief. Mulkey pleaded not guilty and was held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Hoffmann said investigation indicated a total of 14 or 15 rounds were fired into the house while a woman and her son were at home. They were not hurt. Hoffmann said two firearms were used, and the shooters allegedly were Mulkey and a second man who has yet to be apprehended.

"They had an issue with someone who lived on 22nd Street, but quite frankly, they shot up the wrong house," Hoffmann said.


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