Niagara Falls officer will not face charges after shooting

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) — After shooting a suspect during a September drug raid, a Niagara Falls Police Officer will not face charges.

Officer Thomas Rodgers shot Stacey Lewis, 33, in the abdomen during a raid on 20th St. Police said that Lewis was resistant and had an assault weapon in his hands.


Lewis, who was accused of drug and weapon-related crimes, was hospitalized. The incident was the first officer-involved shooting in 2.5 years.

MORE | Details of the raid can be found here.

Rodgers was placed on administrative leave after the incident, pending investigation results.

On Thursday, the Niagara County District Attorney’s office released a statement saying, “The grand jury investigation has completed its investigation and has declined to seek prosecution.”

STATEMENT | Read the full DA statement here. 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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