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Niagara Falls murder suspect agrees to give DNA sample

William J. Coleman, one of two men charged with murder in the shooting death of a Niagara Falls storekeeper last year, agreed to give prosecutors a DNA sample Friday.

William Coleman. (Photo courtesy of the  Niagara County Sheriff's Office)

Coleman, 28, of Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Falls, and Jonathan McEnnis, 34, of Keystone Avenue, Buffalo, are charged with killing Ahmad "Poppy" Alsaid during an attempted robbery Nov. 21 in Alsaid's store, the Bridgeway Market, 1102 Niagara St.

Niagara County Assistant District Attorney Doreen M. Hoffmann said no weapon was recovered at the scene, but suspected DNA was recovered from other objects in the store.

Hoffmann also wants McEnnis' DNA, but the issue was delayed for a week because McEnnis has hired new attorneys. Brian J. Hutchison of the county Conflict Defender's' Office said Samuel Davis and TheArthur Duncan, two Buffalo attorneys, are taking over McEnnis' case.

Coleman and McEnnis also are charged with robbing a 7-Eleven store on Buffalo Avenue in the Falls the same night as Alsaid's killing.

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