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4 years is sentence for Niagara Falls man who shot victim during robbery try

Donald Dolson

LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man whose shotgun went off during a robbery attempt, striking the victim in the arm, was sentenced Monday to four years in state prison, plus three years of post-release supervision.

"I am remorseful for what happened. It shouldn't have happened, but it did, and I own up to it," said Donald Dolson, 23, of Linwood Avenue, who had pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree robbery.

"The victim was shot during a struggle for the gun," Niagara County Assistant District Attorney Claudette S. Caldwell said. She told County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III that the victim still doesn't have full use of his arm.

The crime occurred about 11:45 p.m. Jan. 25, 2016, in the parking lot of a KeyBank at 24th Street and Pine Avenue in the Falls.


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