Man On Parole Opens Fire On Buffalo Police
Two Buffalo Police Officers were fired upon at nearly point-blank range and luckily were not injured. The same cannot be said for the alleged shooter.
According to reporting by the Buffalo News, the two officers were in their patrol car on Friday, June 17, 2022, in the area of Broadway and Sears Street where they were investigating reports of a man shot in the street. During that investigation, officers found a man dead on the ground. That man was later identified as 63-year-old Atlas Johnson from Buffalo. While the officers were in their patrol car, the apparent suspect in the shooting then opened fire on the officers.
It's alleged that the shooter fired multiple rounds through the windshield of the officer's patrol car, barely missing them.
The officers then chased the shooter on foot, returning fire at him. The alleged suspect was shot by Buffalo Police Officers at least 8 times during their pursuit.
The suspect, who has been identified by the Buffalo Police Department as 27-year-old Nakeem Haynes from Buffalo, was reported to be in stable condition at the Erie County Medical Center and is expected to survive being shot by officers. He's been described as a convicted felon who was out on parole. So far being charged with at least 2 counts of first-degree attempted murder. Officials report that additional charges are pending.
The two officers involved, whose names have not yet been released by the Buffalo Police Department, have been placed on administrative leave by the BPD and will stay on leave until the investigation is completed.
It is bring reported that the two officers did have body cameras and that footage will be released by the BPD in a few days.
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