Arrest made in Sunday shooting incident on Chippewa Street

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo Police have made an arrest in a shooting incident that took place Sunday morning on W. Chippewa St.

Police announced Monday evening that they have arrested 28-year-old Patrick Franovich, from Lackawanna, in connection to the incident. He faces reckless endangerment and possession of a loaded firearm charges.

The incident occurred around 3:30 a.m. Sun. morning outside of the bar 67 West.

On Sunday, police asked the public for help in tracking down a suspect.

They released a photo of him, but no name. A News 4 source sent in a Snapchat video of the incident. In it, a fight occurred, and then a man in a white shirt fired at least one shot.


Police are trying to figure out if the man was trying to break up the fight, or if he had another motive.

“We always have officers, especially on busy weekend nights down in the Chippewa district,” Police Captain Jeff Rinaldo said. ‘We never give exact numbers in terms of the specifics for the detail, but it’s something we look at in terms of time of year, weather conditions, the number of people that happen to be on the street, but I know our officers responded pretty quickly to this incident.”

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