Terrance Boyd photo by:Erie County | District Attorney

(WNY News Now) – Buffalo, NY -Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that a 33-year-old Buffalo man was sentenced yesterday afternoon before State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek. He was sentenced as a persistent violent felony offender.

On Monday, August 16, 2021, at approximately 1:05 a.m., Buffalo Police officers on routine patrol initiated a traffic stop on the 1300 block of East Ferry Street in the City of Buffalo for a vehicle that did not have a front license plate. As the officers approached the vehicle, they witnessed Terrance Boyd who was sitting in the front passenger seat, hand a bag to a person who was sitting in the backseat. Officers recovered the bag from underneath the front passenger seat, which contained a loaded, illegal handgun. The defendant was linked to the gun through DNA analysis.

In October 2023, a jury found Boyd guilty of one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree (Class “C” violent felony) after approximately two hours of deliberation following a four-day trial, convicting the defendant of the only charge in the indictment against him.

Terrance Boyd was sentenced to 16 years to life in prison.

DA Flynn commends Officers Lyana Luciano and Mohammad Ibrahim of the Buffalo Police Department for their work in this investigation.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Samantha N. King of the Narcotics/Intelligence Bureau and Assistant District Attorney John P. Gerken, Jr. of the Homicide Bureau.

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