Crime

FILE - This May 8, 2017 file photo provided by his family shows Luke Patterson. Patterson was shot and killed by a New York State Trooper on May 23, 2019, while walking alone along the shoulder of a highway. The trooper said he refused to stop and made a sudden move, but there is no video record of the encounter because New York remains one of five states where the primary state law enforcement agency does not have dashboard cameras. (Patterson Family Photo via AP, File)
July 22, 2019 - 1:17 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A highway shoulder is where New York state troopers spotted Luke Patterson, walking by himself around 2 a.m. after his car became disabled. By the end of the encounter in rural New York, the 41-year-old chef would be killed by a trooper's gunfire. Authorities say the trooper...
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Brian Mazurowski
July 16, 2019 - 11:40 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Three daughters found guilty of assaulting and terrorizing their own father were each sentenced to two years in prison. A State Supreme Court Judge sentenced 41 year old Elissa Pietrocarlo, 31 year old Grace Pietrocarlo, and 23 year old Annabel Pietrocarlo, to two years behind...
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July 10, 2019 - 11:03 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard reported the Sheriff's Office charged an Erie County Holding Center inmate with two felony assault charges, following an attack on an officer. Just last week before noon on July 3, 23-year-old Khalil Muhammad was being escorted by a deputy back...
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July 08, 2019 - 1:00 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - It was a violent Sunday night in Buffalo with a security guard shot in the leg on the city's east side and a victim killed by gun violence on the west side. Buffalo Police tell WBEN a shooting occurred just after 8:30pm in the 1000 block of Broadway on the east side. Police...
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July 01, 2019 - 9:52 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo police are investigating another deadly shooting incident in the city, the third in four days. Police confirming Tuesday morning that the victim, shot in the first block of Freund Street, near East Delevan Avenue, has died of his injuries at ECMC. Police say the...
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Bashar Hall. July 25, 2018 (Pool Photo)
Mike Baggerman
July 01, 2019 - 1:56 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The man who abused and murdered a two-year-old baby with his girlfriend will spend 25 years to life in prison after the boy died last July in a brutal killing at the couple's Weaver Street home in Buffalo. Bashar Hall, 24, was sentenced on Monday, just three days after Keona...
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June 29, 2019 - 12:53 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo police say a 16 year old Buffalo male was was shot and killed Friday night on Oakmont Avenue. The victim was transported to ECMC with serious injuries and later declared deceased. Police say the incident happened just after 7:30pm Friday night in the 200 block of...
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Deniro Bly (Photo via ECSO)
June 20, 2019 - 8:36 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Buffalo man who ran from Erie County sheriff's deputies was arrested in North Buffalo on Wednesday. The Erie County Sheriff's Office said they arrested Deniro Bly after allegedly stealing from a liquor store in Springville on June 9. A week later, Bly, 21, allegedly stole...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Three people are facing gang assault charges after they were involved in a fight caught on video in Allentown early Sunday morning. Buffalo Police say three people were punching and kicking two people at the corner of Elmwood and Allen. A video of the assault was posted to...
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June 16, 2019 - 7:57 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo police say two officers were injured when they were struck by an ATV at approximately 5:30pm Sunday evening. Police say the incident happened in the vicinity of Fillmore Avenue & Best Street. The two officers, who were on bike patrol for the Juneteenth Festival...
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