A member of the Bailey Boys street gang in Buffalo has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the shooting death of a clerk in an East Side convenience store more than two years ago, U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced Tuesday.
Dwight Mitchell, 19, faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $250,000 fine after pleading guilty before U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to aiding and abetting a violent crime committed in aid of a racketeering enterprise. He is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 26.
Prosecutors said Mitchell held the door open at the Super Stop Food Market, 970 Kensington Ave., on Nov. 29, 2010, while someone identified as “TS,” who wanted to become a gang member, fired several shots into the store, hoping to hit a member of the rival Midway Crew gang. Instead, he killed Charles B. Myles-Jones, 20, a store employee not affiliated with any gang, as he walked into the store.