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Buffalo teen pleads guilty in Falls armed robbery try

A Buffalo teenager admitted in Niagara County Court Monday that he tried to rob other teens at gunpoint Oct. 18 in Niagara Falls.

Kah'leel Dexter, 18, of Wyoming Avenue, faces up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced July 29 for attempted first-degree robbery.

He's eligible for youthful offender status, but Judge Sara Sheldon said because a gun was involved in the crime, "It's not looking good."

Falls police reported that Dexter and a second suspect, who has not been apprehended, pounded on the window of a parked car on Falls Street occupied by two teenagers and demanded money.

Assistant District Attorney Doreen M. Hoffmann said Dexter marched one of the teens to the victim's home at the point of a shotgun. At the door, the victim's father struggled with him over the shotgun, which was rammed into the ground and discharged. Shrapnel struck one of the teen's brothers, while another brother stabbed Dexter in the side with a steak knife, Hoffmann said.

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