Buffalo police shot at while investigating report of illegal motorbikes


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo police say they were shot at after responding to a report of people on illegal motorbikes.

When officers got to the scene at Walden and Harmonia, 25-year-old Steven Werts took off and opened fire on police, they say.

No officers were struck, but police say a 22-year-old Buffalo man was struck in the knee by a stray bullet from the suspect.

He was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Police arrested Werts and charged him with criminal possession of a weapon.

They say additional charges are possible.

Evan Anstey is a digital content producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2015. See more of his work here.

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