Rochester man sentenced for bringing gun to Buffalo protest

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A Rochester man was sentenced for bringing an illegal loaded gun to a protest in Buffalo in the summer of 2022.

Amauri Smith, 20, was sentenced to five years of probation for attempted criminal possession of a weapon.           

Buffalo police spotted Smith walking in the city in June 2022 at a March for Our Lives protest. Officers confronted him after they saw what looked like a gun in his pocket.           

Smith pleaded guilty in November.