Buffalo, NY (WIVB) – The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Monday that a Buffalo man was convicted by a federal jury for possessing a firearm after being convicted of prior crimes.
Ernest Green was convicted of felony possession of a firearm. Upon sentencing, he faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the charge.
According to the US Attorney’s office, on July 26, 2020, Green was seen fleeing the Town Garden housing complex, heading east following a shooting incident on the premises. Green’s gun was reportedly found five blocks east of where the shooting took place.
Greene was previously convicted of a felony in New York State Court in 2004, and most recently, in 2010 in Erie County Court, was legally barred from carrying a firearm. He also awaits trial for charges shooting deaths of 2019 A Tonawanda woman and two Buffalo residents, but have not been convicted.
Green’s sentencing on the felony charge is set for August 4.