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Friday, March 20, 2015
Shamir Allen is led from Niagara County Court in this August 14 photo. (ENP FILE PHOTO BY HEATHER N. GRIMMER)


A 19-year-old man accused of eight charges from two crimes in March of 2013 and April of 2014 was sentenced today to seven years in state prison.

Shamir Allen, who goes by the name "DuWop," had agreed to a plea deal in January that would limit his jail time to seven years — the amount Niagara County Court Judge Matthew Murphy imposed.

Allen was considered to be a "person of interest" by Lockport Police in several Lockport-area shootings committed in early 2014, although he was never charged for any of them. He was also arrested by LPD four times in 2013 and once in 2014.

Allen was picked up by the U.S. Marshals with the assistance of the Niagara County Warrants Division on Aug. 13 on the March 2013 and April 2014 crimes: a Dysinger Road home invasion with six charges tied to it; and a Day Road burglary with a pair of charges tied to it.

Allen's attorney had attempted to have him granted "youthful offender" status, but Murphy denied the request.

Niagara County Sheriff Jim Voutour called him "a dangerous guy, a very dangerous guy," when he was arrested in August. " ... and he's off the streets now."


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1 comment:

  1. No ties to a crime??? How that happens? LPPD has to do better thinking prison is the answer... I will be following this young mans case and looking into who and what justice system failed him....


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