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Retired Lockport Officer Involved in 1993 Suspicious Shooting, Dies in Florida

11:33 AM, Oct 26, 2013   |    comments
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Just one month after the FBI announced it would reopen the case of a former Lockport police officer who was a suspect in his own shooting back in 1993, that officer has died.

Steven Biles died on Saturday at his home in Florida from natural causes.

The 59 year-old was considered a suspect in his own shooting back in 1993, which led to the death of a Niagara County sheriff's deputy.

Biles had sent out a call for help after he said he was shot by someone in a nearby car.

When deputy Jeffrey Incardona raced to assist him he lost control of his patrol car and died in a fiery crash.

Lockport's current police chief was then a leuitenant on patrol. He spoke with us last month and said he remembers it all very well.

Biles did give police sketch artists a description of the suspect, and a car which was found, but other parts of his story didn't square up.

Over the past few months new developments emerged...prompting officials to question Biles' account of that night and leading them to believe that Biles actually shot himself.

Despite his death, the investigation is expected to continue because as one police source put it, even if Biles wasn't responsible for his own shooting, it means that "there would still be a bad guy out there."

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