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Teen Charged in Striking Police Car, Officer

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Two Buffalo Police Officers are injured and at least three people were in custody after an incident on the city's west side Saturday.

Buffalo Police say a 16-year-old and another young man were in a stolen vehicle when their car was pulled over on a traffic stop shortly after 2 p.m. on Forest Avenue and Dewitt Avenue.

The young driver put the car in reverse, struck a police car and then struck an officer.

The 16-year-old is charged with criminal possession of stolen property, unauthorized use of a vehicle and reckless endangerment.

The other young man is charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Police say an officer fired a shot that possibly struck the driver's car.

The suspects in the car later fled their vehicle. Three people were taken into custody.

Both officers were treated and released from ECMC for non-life threatening injuries.


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