BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Friends and loved ones are remembering an innocent bystander, killed during a violent chain of events in Buffalo.
Monday afternoon, News 4 has learned Brown Chiari has been hired to represent the estate of Ida Murphy. News 4 was told the City of Buffalo will be named in the lawsuit.
Murphy was killed last Thursday on Fillmore Avenue, a light pole fell on her, one that was struck by 48-year-old Issac Parker's vehicle. Parker was trying to run from police.
Police believe Parker had been drinking, prior to the traffic stop they initiated Thursday night. An officer shot and killed Parker when he tried to speed away.
Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda said, "We believe that a struggle ensued after he tried to start the vehicle, and at some point, one of the officers was dragged, and the shot was fired at close proximity."
Ida Murphy's friend Demetrius Moore said, "The bottom line is we deserve to know the truth, as a community, because it appears that a lot of the events have been swept under the rug."
While Buffalo Police are still sifting through evidence in this officer-involved shooting, News 4 learned most of these cases end up going to a grand jury.
NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has obtained a court order to prevent a Buffalo woman from ever selling puppies again.
A 24-year-old man being sought after his mother and brother were found dead in their Lehigh Acres, Florida home may be heading to Buffalo.
Around 5 p.m. on Thursday near the corner of Model City Road and Rt. 104, police say 84-year-old Jose Martinez was hit by a car driven by 82-year-old Maura Nolan. Both are residents of Lewiston.
Some lake snow today, though the next system on Saturday will bring a more widespread coating
After a slow and slippery commute Thursday night, many western New Yorkers are waking up early, hoping they can get to work on time Friday morning.
It appears snowy weather scared off about half the crowd expected at Thursday night's Common Core forum at WNED TV studios in Buffalo.