Buffalo Police investigating incident that led to officer firing weapon


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)–Buffalo Police Captain Jeff Rinaldo says an officer was flagged down on Armbruster Street regarding a stolen vehicle at 6 p.m. Friday.

When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, some type of altercation led the officer to fire his weapon, Rinaldo said.

The vehicle sped off and led police on a pursuit that lasted less than a block, ending on Shepard Street right off of Broadway.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 31-year-old woman, was taken into custody without incident. Police noticed a gunshot wound to the woman’s left hand.

She’s at ECMC being evaluated for a non-life threatening injury, according to Captain Rinaldo.

The officer involved was not injured, and police have crews investigating the incident that led to the officer having to shoot his weapon.

Troy Licastro is a digital content producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2018. See more of his work here.

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