Suspect drags officer, police fire at suspect

Posted at 11:14 PM, Nov 22, 2014

Amherst Police arrested a Buffalo man who may be connected to an incident at the Walmart on Sheridan Drive where police opened fire on a suspect Saturday night.

As a shoplifting suspect fled the store, an officer attempted to stop the suspect and was dragged by the suspect's vehicle. A second officer then opened fire on the suspect, who escaped.

It is unknown if the suspect was hit by gunfire. Both officers were injured in the altercation.

The suspect is described as white with reddish brown hair and a beard and mustache. He was driving an older two door extended cab Chevy Silverado maroon in color, possibly with rust.

Early Sunday morning, Ronald M. Kerling, 33, of Glenwood Avenue in Buffalo was taken into custody by Amherst Detectives on Keystone Street in Buffalo.

The investigation into the incident continues. Charges are pending.

If you have any information, call Amherst Police.