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Police shoot, wound man armed with sawed-off shotgun

August 6, 2018

SPRINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The Erie County Sheriff’s Office says deputies have shot and wounded a man armed with a shotgun who confronted them at a convenience store.

Deputies say they responded to the Country Fair store and gas station in Springville after receiving reports of a man with a 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun inside late Sunday.

Officials say no one was injured even though the man fired his gun inside the store.

When police arrived, deputies say the armed man confronted them outside and refused commands to drop the weapon. Deputies then shot the man, who was identified Monday as Nicholas Krencik (KREHN’-sihk).

He was taken to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, where officials say he’s in serious condition.

Krencik hasn’t been charged. Authorities say he’s on parole for criminal possession of a weapon.

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