The man accused in the fatal shooting appeared by video in Erie County Court Wednesday afternoon for a formal arraignment, according to the Erie County District Attorney’s Office.

Prosecutors are seeking a first-degree murder conviction for Shannon Goodwin.

Goodwin, 22, allegedly fatally shot Steve Smith, 38, inside the Metroplex Nightclub on Buffalo Road. That incident happened during a private party on December 30, 2022.

Jury selection for Goodwin’s trial is scheduled for Monday, October 23.