Flaherty releases statement on dismissal of murder charges against Gregory Ramos

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael Flaherty Jr. released a statement on the dismissal of murder charges against Gregory Ramos — a man who was indicted in October on charges related to the May 20 fatal shooting at Anchor Bar.

“We are surprised and disappointed by the ruling of the County Court and have already made arrangements to re-present the case to an Erie County Grand Jury,” Flaherty said. “We are confident that we will prevail at trial and justice will be served.”

Ramos was accused of driving the alleged shooter, Jorge Suarez, to and from the scene where Freddie Dizon was killed.

New York law allows Ramos to be charged with second-degree murder, because of his alleged involvement as an accessory.

Suarez remains in jail without bail.

And although the charges against Ramos have been dismissed in this case, he remains in jail on separate federal drug and domestic violence charges.

It’s not yet clear as to when the case would be re-submitted to a grand jury, or whether it would have any impact on Suarez’s case moving forward.

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