Finally, closure for three-decade-old fatal shooting

Nov 28, 2018

Valentino Dixon was released in September after serving 27 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Now, another Buffalo man has been sentenced for a fatal shooting that killed one man and injured two others nearly three decades ago.

The Erie County District Attorney's Office says Lamarr Scott, 46, has been sentenced to 8 1/3-25 years in prison for firing a semi-automatic weapon near Bailey and East Delavan avenues in August 1991. Killed was Torriano Jackson, 17, while Jackson's brother Aaron and a bystander were injured.

Lamaar Scott pleads guilty in September to crimes against Torriano Jackson, his brother and a bystander.
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DA John Flynn says Scott confessed hours after the crime occurred, but Dixon was convicted anyway.

Although free, Dixon remains convicted on one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree for his involvement in the shooting. In September, the DA consented to an order to vacate Dixon's murder, attempted murder and assault convictions.