The 94-year-old Buffalo man charged with firing a handgun Wednesday at a maintenance worker inside the Mary Agnes Manor where he was a resident was remanded without bail to the Erie County Holding Center, the Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn said.
John Tenant was arraigned Thursday before Buffalo City Court Judge Shannon M. Heneghan on one count of second-degree attempted murder. He is scheduled to return to court at 2 p.m. Tuesday for a felony hearing.
Police said that workers at the Porter Avenue assisted living facility and paramedics with AMR were trying to convince Tenant to get into an elevator on the 9th floor to take him to a psych evaluation at Erie County Medical Center when he announced he was armed and would shoot. Tenant allegedly pulled a loaded .38 caliber handgun from a pocket on his walker and fired a shot toward the worker, missing him, police said. No one was injured.