Buffalo, NY (WNY News Now) – Buffalo Police Lieutenant Larry Muhammad, Jr., 37, was arraigned yesterday on multiple charges including reckless endangerment and criminal mischief after an alleged domestic violence-related incident.
Larry Muhammad, Jr. (37) of Buffalo was arraigned yesterday morning before Buffalo City Court Judge Carrie Phillips on two counts of Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree (Class “D” felonies), one count of Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree and one count of Failure to Safely Store Firearms in the First Degree (Class “A” misdemeanors).
The incident in question allegedly occurred on Monday, July 31, 2023, at approximately 12:06 a.m. According to authorities, Muhammad was driving recklessly at a high rate of speed through red lights and near oncoming traffic on Bailey Avenue in Buffalo, posing a grave risk of death to his female passenger. When the victim attempted to call 911 for help, the defendant is accused of taking her cell phone.
Further allegations claim that the off-duty lieutenant fired a shot from a handgun after exiting his vehicle on Langfield Drive, endangering the victim and others in the area.
Larry Muhammad, Jr. was off-duty at the time of the incident. He is scheduled to return on Monday, August 7, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. for a felony hearing and has been released on his own recognizance.
If convicted of the highest count, Muhammad faces a maximum sentence of 7 years in prison.