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Clarence teen pleads guilty to charge of attempted murder

A Clarence teenager has pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted murder before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced Friday.

Zachery Aroix, 18, and two other defendants on March 31, 2017, allegedly lured the victim to a construction site off of Gentwood Drive in Clarence in an attempt to rob him at gunpoint, according to the District Attorney's Office.

When the victim attempted to flee, Aroix shot him in the leg with a 12-gauge shotgun, the District Attorney's Office said.

Aroix faces a maximum of 25 years in prison when he is sentenced March 16, the District Attorney's Office said.

Assistant District Attorney Danielle D’Abate of the Training/Special Projects Bureau prosecuted the case.

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