Who shot 11-year-old still unknown, as Buffalo man found guilty on weapon charge

Jun 8, 2017

A man involved in a gunfight, during which a stray round struck a child in the head, has been convicted of weapons possession. 

An Erie County Court judge in Buffalo convicted Detavion Magee Thursday following a non-jury trial.

Prosecutors say Magee, 22, was walking on Humason Avenue with a loaded handgun last June when rival gang members pulled up in a vehicle, leading to an exchange of gunfire. 

Juan Rodriguez, who is now 12, was struck in the head as he helped his younger siblings to safety inside their home. He is still recovering. 

Authorities do not know who shot the child, but say it was not Magee. He will be sentenced July 13 and faces up to 15 years in prison.