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Olean police make arrest following alleged domestic incident involving a gun

Posted at 4:13 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 16:13:56-04

OLEAN, N.Y. (WKBW) — Olean police say a 27-year-old man is in custody and facing multiple charges after an alleged domestic incident involving a gun.

On July 6 around 4:40 p.m. police say a domestic incident occurred at an apartment on N. 15th Street in the city of Olean between a man, a woman and two children.

Police say after the domestic in the home, the incident proceeded during a car ride.

27-year-old Orishio D. KingsBerry allegedly loaded a stolen handgun and threatened to shoot the female. Police say KingsBerry then allegedly forced the woman at gunpoint to drive him to the Country Fair store on N. 12th Street to buy more alcohol with her children in her car.

According to police, KingsBerry stayed in the vehicle and the woman entered the store and asked the clerk to call the police because "he has a gun and my kids are in the car."

The woman allegedly told police KingsBerry drank two pints of rum, had used cocaine, had a gun in the car and mentioned he intended to have a shootout with police because he wanted to die before the age of 27.

KingsBerry was taken into custody peacefully and faces the following charges: menacing in the second degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree (stolen), reckless endangerment in the first degree and endangering the welfare of a child.

Police say there were some social media comments on the department's response to the incident and provided the following statement:

"There was some social media chatter comments about our response to this incident specifically the fact that an officer had drawn his weapon with children in the car. We feel it is important during these times of increased criticism of the police that we keep the public informed. The officers at this scene were forced to display their weapons ‘justifiably' to protect the victims, the public at large as well as themselves. The situation thankfully ended peacefully and an arrest was made on behalf of the victim in this case. This is an example of the types of situations and incidents that we 'police'are put in on a daily basis."