Man Charged for October Murder in Buffalo

BUFFALO, NY – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 20-year-old Odell Malik Wilkins, also known as “Leek,” of Buffalo was virtually arraigned this afternoon before State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek an indictment charging him with one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “A-I” felony, and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class “C” violent felony.

It is alleged that on October 31, 2020, at approximately 11:45 p.m., the defendant fatally shot 22-year-old Patrick Kent on Alice Avenue in the City of Buffalo.

Wilkins was remanded without bail. A return court date has not been scheduled at this time.

If convicted on all charges, Wilkins faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison.

DA Flynn commends Detectives Christopher Pliszka and Raymond Krug of the Buffalo Police Department for their work in the investigation.

The case is being prosecuted by Chief Gary W. Hackbush of the DA’s Homicide Bureau.

As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.