BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo police are investigating an officer-involved shooting on Hertel Avenue early Monday morning.
Shortly after 4:30 a.m., police responded to the street’s 1900 block, where they say there was a man armed with a knife.
Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said in a press conference Monday that during the incident, the man lunged at officers and two police officers shot him multiple times.
The man was taken to ECMC, where he was in serious condition but stable. Gramaglia said the man appeared to be suffering from a mental health crisis during the incident. The officers did not have stun guns.
The man’s name has not been released, but Gramaglia said this was not the man’s first interaction with Buffalo police.
Body cam footage will be made available, Gramaglia said. Charges are pending.
The two officers who fired their guns in this incident have since been placed on administrative leave, which is the Buffalo Police Department’s policy following an officer-involved incident.
For hours, Hertel was shut down from Shoshone Street to Wesley Avenue. That closure later extended to Beard Ave. The road was reopened shortly before 9:30 a.m.