Kah'leel J. Dexter of Buffalo admitted Monday to committing an armed robbery Oct. 18 that turned chaotic after the victims fought back.
Dexter, 18, of Wyoming Avenue, and an unidentified accomplice displayed a shotgun and stuck up two Falls boys in the driveway of their Falls Street home. Dexter led one of the boys to the front door in order to rob the home, said Assistant District Attorney Doreen Hoffman.
The victim's father pulled the boy inside and closed the door on the robbers. But when the father realized the other boy was outside, he came out and tried to wrest the shotgun from Dexter.
During the struggle, the shotgun was pointed toward the ground and went off, injuring one of the boys with a piece of shrapnel. The fight ended when one of the boys came out of the house and stabbed Dexter in the side.
Dexter fled the scene, but was arrested shortly after on Hyde Park Boulevard. He was charged with robbery and menacing, and on Monday, pleaded guilty to a reduced count of attempted first-degree robbery. Police have not been able to identify the other robber.
Dexter could face 3 1/2 to 15 years in prison when he returns before Niagara County Court Judge Sara Sheldon. However, if Sheldon grants Dexter youthful offender status, as requested by his defense attorney, his sentence could be between 1 1/3 to 4 years.