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Buffalo man sentenced for fatally shooting victim inside convenience store

By Adam Gorski,


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Buffalo man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and five years of post-release supervision for a fatal shooting in a Buffalo convenience store, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

Rickey Bryant, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree manslaughter in August 2022.

Officials say around 2 p.m. on Jan. 19, 2021, Bryant shot 35-year-old Tony Rookard multiple times inside a convenience store on Doat Street. Rookard died at the scene.

Adam Gorski is a Buffalo native who joined the News 4 team in 2022. You can find more of his work here .

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