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Charges dropped in Niagara Falls shooting

All charges in a May 27 gunfire incident were dropped Tuesday as the trial of a Niagara Falls man was to begin in State Supreme Court in Lockport.

Taddeus R. Remington, 29, of 20th Street, had been charged with first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Remington was accused of firing a gun into an occupied house on Whitney Avenue in the Falls, allegedly in retaliation for a May 23 incident in which a man was shot in the arm.

Second Assistant District Attorney Mary Jean Bowman said her only eyewitness could no longer be found, and there were questions about her credibility.

Defense attorney Robert Viola said Remington had an alibi and there was "good-faith doubt they had the right guy."

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