Clerk at Family Dollar shot during attempted robbery

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Buffalo Police are looking for a suspect who shot a female clerk at a Family Dollar store in Buffalo.

Surveillance video shows the suspect at the store in the 900 block of Broadway on Tuesday, around 5:30 p.m. Police say that the suspect shot the clerk during an attempted robbery.

The victim was transported to Erie County Medical Center, where she was treated and released.

Detectives are looking to speak with a person of interest, who is described as a black male in his 20s, who has a red beard, is approximately 5’6″ tall and was wearing a grey sweatshirt with dark pants.

Anybody with information regarding the incident or the person of interest is asked to call or text the Confidential TIPCALL Line at 716-847-2255. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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