Officer Involved In Buffalo Shooting

April 4, 2012 Updated Apr 4, 2012 at 8:51 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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Officer Involved In Buffalo Shooting

April 4, 2012 Updated Apr 4, 2012 at 8:51 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) Buffalo police are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred at approximately 6:30p.m Wednesday in the city's Black Rock section.

Northwest district officers responded to a call of a suicidal man inside a home in the 100 block of Hamilton Avenue.

Police say the man, believed to be in his late 60's, had a knife and was threatening harm to himself and possibly others.

At some point, an officer discharged his weapon, striking the individual in the mid-section.

He was transported by ambulance to ECMC with non-life threatening injuries.

As is protocol of the Buffalo police department when an officer discharges his weapon, internal affairs and homicide detectives investigate the incident.