Buffalo police investigating shooting involving parole officer

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Buffalo police are investigating a shooting that involved a parole officer on Buffalo’s east side.

A source tells News 4 a parole officer shot a suspect in the leg in the 300 block of Northumberland Avenue near ECMC.

“Last night, two Department of Corrections and Community Supervision parole officers were conducting a routine residence visit of a person under community supervision,” DOCCS Director of Public Information Thomas Mailey said. “During their approach to the residence, an incident occurred resulting in the discharge of a parole officer’s weapon.  The incident is under active investigation by the Department’s Office of Special Investigation and the Buffalo Police Department.  The Department cannot comment further at this time.”

Buffalo Police confirm they are investigating the circumstances regarding the incident while the state parole agency conducts a parallel investigation. Buffalo Police tell News 4 updates on the investigation will come from the DOCCS.

Neighbors on Northumberland tell us they were surprised by all the police activity on their street Tuesday night. “I’ve been over here about four years and this is the most action I’ve seen in four years on this street,” said Antoinette Kirkwood, adding that the police response time was very quick.

“I woke to my house surrounded by police, fire trucks, ambulances, and there was yellow tape from about two doors down to about four doors down,” she said.

This is a developing story. News 4 will bring you updates on air and online as more information becomes available.


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