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Police: Officers fatally shoot man armed with handgun

September 13, 2018

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Buffalo say officers have fatally shot a man armed with a handgun during a confrontation on a city street.

Buffalo Police Captain Jeff Rinaldo says officers responded around 3 a.m. Wednesday to a report of an armed man on Plymouth Avenue. Rinaldo says a confrontation occurred and shots were fired.

Investigators say the man, identified as 32-year-old Rafael Rivera, of Buffalo, was shot and killed when he wouldn’t put down his gun.

Police says two officers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Neither was shot.

The Erie County District Attorney’s office is investigating.


Information from: WGRZ-TV, http://www.wgrz.com

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