BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A little boy and his grandmother are both dead following a chaotic scene in Riverside.
Thursday morning, sources close to the investigation believe the child may have died at the hands of his knife-wielding grandmother.
Riverside residents are shocked and disturbed that the horrific crime happened right in their neighborhood.
Neighbor Ebony White said, "I never think somebody would do that to an innocent little kid, ya know, there's nothing a little kid can make you do that would make you go that far."
Buffalo Police continue to investigate, we've learned that a young 38-year-old grandmother likely stabbed her four-year-old grandson before she was shot and killed by police.
The tragic scene was on Esser Avenue. Thirty-eight-year-old Charlene Fears had just been shot dead by a Buffalo police officer after authorities say she had charged toward responding officers and was armed with two large knives.
The officers had also discovered a four-year-old boy bleeding profusely on the porch. It was his maternal grandmother who had just been shot.
Witness Ronny Chase said, "And I heard the police going, ‘Get on the ground. Get on the ground.' Then it was pop pop. Then I was out."
The little boy who was stabbed died of his wounds.
Witness Amy Trzaska said, "You could see them like working on him, but you couldn't see the child. You could see they were like bent over, taking care of the baby, the child."
Neighbor Kim Mohamed said, "How can a grandmother hurt her children, I mean, no, I have over 30 grandchildren and there's nothing I would do to hurt my, no never."
Because an officer is involved, the case is being investigated by the homicide squad and Internal Affairs. News 4 reached out to Buffalo Police Thursday morning but haven't heard back yet.
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