WENY News - Man Sentenced in Anchor Bar Shooting

Man Sentenced in Anchor Bar Shooting

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Buffalo, N.Y. (WENY) - A man has received the maximum sentence in the shooting death of an employee inside the Anchor Bar in Buffalo.

The Erie County district attorney announced Thursday that 27-year-old Jorge Suarez has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Suarez was previously convicted of second-degree murder and weapons possession in the May 2016 shooting death of 33-year-old Freddie Dizon. Dizon was found dead inside the kitchen at the Anchor Bar.

Dizon's mother says the justice she received is "the best Christmas present" she could ask for.

Suarez's attorney says his client is innocent and is planning to appeal the decision.

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