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Niagara Falls man indicted in shooting of man near ATM

A Niagara Falls man pleaded not guilty Monday to an indictment charging him with shooting a man in the knee May 18 during an attempted robbery shortly after the victim withdrew money from an automatic teller machine.

Nyjier Scott, 20, of North Avenue, is charged with second-degree assault, attempted first-degree robbery and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Niagara County Assistant District Attorney Doreen M. Hoffmann said the victim had just withdrawn money from an ATM at the Hometown Market II, 1519 18th St. in the Falls. He was shot in the 1700 block of Pierce Avenue.

Hoffmann said police arrested Scott on May 29 at the main Hometown Market at 1563 Pierce Ave. County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III kept Scott in jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

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