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Three Falls men indicted in shootout outside bar that injured bystanders

Three Niagara Falls men have been indicted in the case of a June 8 shootout on Third Street.

The defendants were trying to shoot each other, Niagara County Assistant District Attorney Doreen M. Hoffmann said Wednesday. None of them was hurt, but three bystanders were wounded by the gunfire that erupted about 2 a.m. outside Players, a bar. Hoffmann said their injuries were not severe.

Wednesday, Johnny L. Mulkey, 31, of Belden Place, pleaded not guilty to first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. allowed him to remain free on a $100,000 bail bond.

The other defendants, awaiting arraignment, are Garrien F. Tillman, 36, of Whitney Avenue, and Julian G. Seright, 38, of 21st Street.

Tillman was paroled in July 2018 after serving 12 years for shooting a man, a violent burglary, and bribing a witness who testified against him in a rape case, all in 2005. Mulkey served more than a year for selling crack in 2013.

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