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Buffalo man sentenced to prison for fatally shooting motorist on I-190

A Buffalo man was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a motorist driving on the I-190 North in Buffalo last summer.

Juan Colon, 22, was sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan for the slaying of 26-year-old Angel Marcial Jr. of Buffalo as Marcial was driving at about 6 p.m. July 9 near the Niagara Street exit of the highway. The victim was driving a red Honda sedan when someone in a second vehicle fired the shot, state police said.

On March 8, a jury found Colon guilty of first-degree manslaughter. He faced a maximum of 25 years in prison for the crime.

State police said they believe Marcial was likely "targeted" and not a victim of road rage or random violence.

Marcial had been released from prison six months before he was killed. He served nearly three years on charges of selling fentanyl-laced heroin and trying to bribe a police officer.

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