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Buffalo Police Officer Shot in Leg; Suspect Arrested

3:46 PM, May 26, 2013   |    comments
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BUFFALO, NY - A Buffalo Police officer was shot and wounded while pursuing a suspect through a backyard on Eldon Road near Eggert Road, Saturday at about 5 p.m.

Buffalo Police spokesperson Mike DeGeorge said that the suspect, Jeffery Thomas, 22, of West Seneca, is in custody. He's charged with assault in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon.

Police were responding to a call that a man waiting at a bus stop had a gun.

The officer, who's name has not been released, and the suspect were taken to ECMC with non-life-threatening injuries, DeGeorge said. The officer was shot in the leg. He was treated and released from the hospital.

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