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Suspected looter accused of injuring police officers

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Posted at 10:57 AM, May 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-31 10:57:25-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A suspected looter is now under arrest.

On Sunday morning, the Erie County District Attorney announced the arrest of 21-year-old Daniel Hill. The Kenmore man is now charged with Reckless Endangerment, Riot in the Second Degree and Resisting Arrest.

Investigators say Hill and other unknown people broke into a closed liquor store Saturday night and threw bottles and other objects at responding officers on Elmwood Avenue near West Utica Street. The officers suffered minor injuries.

It is further alleged that when the officers tried to place Hill under arrest, he punched, kicked, and elbowed the officers.

Hill is scheduled to return on Wednesday, July 15. He was released on his own recognizance.

If convicted on all charges, Hill faces a maximum of 7 years in prison.