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A 21-year-old Buffalo woman pleaded guilty today to second-degree attempted murder and first-degree reckless endangerment for firing shots from a .32-caliber pistol at woman outside a nightclub and then at a passing car as she ran away.
Janiera G. Ross, who was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Michael Felicetta, faces 25 years in prison when sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller on Nov. 19, according to the Erie County District Attorney’s Office.
Ross admitted firing the shots at close range, wounding Jherilynn Williams on the 1400 block of Main Street, near Glenwood Avenue, at about 3:30 p.m. on March 24.
When Ross fled the scene, she was almost struck by a car. One of the four college students in the car yelled at Ross for running in front of their car, and she fired multiple shots at them, the District Attorney’s Office said.
The car was damaged but none of the students was hurt.
Buffalo police later caught her in her home on Millicent Avenue.