Suspect Dies After Being Shot By Police

May 27, 2012 Updated May 27, 2012 at 6:33 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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May 27, 2012 Updated May 27, 2012 at 6:33 PM EDT


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) A man in his 20's has died after being shot by a Buffalo Police Officer.

The incident took place around 5am Sunday morning in the 400 block of Tonawanda Street in the City of Buffalo.

According to information from several sources, the officer stopped the man for questioning in connection to a stolen police car on Fillmore Avenue several hours earlier.

The man fled and was pursued on foot.

As the "D" District officer attempted to gain control of the suspect, a struggle ensued.

The scuffle resulted with the officer being badly injured and having a hard time seeing out of one of his eyes.

As he lay on his back on the ground, and with the suspect still charging him, the police officer fired a single 9mm shot.

Police say the injured suspect then fled the scene but was apprehended soon after.

The victim was taken to ECMC where he later died.

Neighbors tell Eyewitness News they heard loud arguing just before they heard a loud "bang."

A female friend of the victim says she heard someone yell "Stop!" before the gunshot.

The shooting is now under investigation by both the Buffalo Police Homicide Squad and the Internal Affairs Division.