A Riverside man was ordered held without bail today by State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns in the shooting of an innocent bystander last month outside an Allentown bar.
Deverick Petty, 20, of Isabelle Street, was arraigned on two counts of first-degree assault, one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and one count of fourth-degree criminal solicitation in the June 26 shooting. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.
Petty had been held on $50,000 bail in Buffalo City Court, but Assistant District Attorney Sarah N. Ogden today requested he be held without bail, noting that he has been indicted on serious charges and faces a new charge of trying to intimidate two witnesses into not testifying or lying about what happened. She also cited his criminal record.
The indictment, which was filed last week, alleges that at about 2:30 a.m., Petty fired a .45-caliber revolver at a man outside the Buckingham Apartment building at 87 Mariner St. and that a stray bullet hit an innocent victim standing outside the Old Pink bar across the street at Mariner and Allen Street.
The 30-year-old victim was critically injured and was taken to Erie County Medical Center.
The intended target was talking to his girlfriend outside the apartment building when the shots were fired, police said.
Police said they believed the shooting stemmed from a domestic argument.