A Niagara Falls man pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to a 2018 fatal shooting in a restaurant near the SUNY Buffalo State campus, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.
Hommys Rivera-Lopez, 26, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in State Supreme Court in the killing of Emmanuel Correa-Villegas, prosecutors said.
Rivera-Lopez was arraigned in September 2019 on second-degree murder and weapons possession charges. The U.S. Marshals Service brought him back to Buffalo from Puerto Rico, where authorities say he fled after the killing.
Correa-Villegas, 31, was shot Oct. 16, 2018, inside La Casa De Sabores at Letchworth and Dart streets. He died the next day.
Rivera-Lopez, who remains held without bail, is scheduled to be sentenced May 26.
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