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Inmate takes plea deal in Niagara Falls shooting

Matthew M. Humphrey of Niagara Falls, who is in state prison for a convenience store robbery, pleaded guilty Monday to another felony in connection with a shooting in his home.

Humphrey, 27, admitted to a reduced charge of attempted second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. A man who visited Humphrey's 22nd Street residence on June 8, 2016, told police that Humphrey tried to rob him at gunpoint. The victim tried to wrestle the gun away from Humphrey, and it discharged, wounding the visitor in the foot.

In October, Humphrey was sentenced to five years for a January 2016 holdup at a 7-Eleven store on Hyde Park Boulevard in the Falls. Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III said that the sentence in the shooting case will be served simultaneously with the robbery sentence, but the maximum for the gun charge is seven years. Murphy set sentencing for Sept. 1.

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