Buffalo Police identify suspect who shot at police Thursday

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UPDATE:  Buffalo Police have identified the suspect in this morning’s report of shots fired. Police say they are looking for 23-year-old Robert McBride.

McBride is looking at attempted murder charges for firing three rounds at police on Courtland Avenue during a foot chase.

Police say the man is known to law enforcement and were able to identify him after a series of evidence was recovered, including a handgun.

He’s still considered armed and dangerous at this time, so police ask that anyone with information contact them.

Crimestoppers, Buffalo police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are offering a combined $10,000 reward for information on his whereabouts.  

Officials noted the officers did not return fire. 

ORIGINAL: Police Officers were shot at on Lang and Newburgh avenues in Buffalo, early Thursday morning. The incident occurred while police were responding to a report of shots fired around 4:30 a.m.

News 4 was told the suspect fired at police and ran from the scene. The officers were not injured.

Police are still searching for a suspect. He was identified as a black male wearing a black hoodie and gray jeans.

The shooting happened near King Center Charter School.  Many parents were alarmed to see police cars. “It’s scary like first thing in the morning. It could’ve been the same time i pulled up that incident had happened,” said Buffalo resident Schanell Kinard.  “People should speak up so criminals will be scared to do things. There are children out here.”

If you have any information you’re asked to call the Buffalo Police Department’s confidential tip line at 716-847-2255. 

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