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BUFFALO – Two New York State Troopers and a Buffalo Police officer working to contain protestors in the City of Buffalo were run over by an SUV on Monday night.
New York State Police in a media release Tuesday morning said the incident happened around 10 p.m. when law enforcement was working to clear E-District on Bailey Avenue in Buffalo.
Police say a 2002 Ford Explorer traveling north in the southbound lane drove through their blockade, striking a Trooper, Buffalo Police Officer, and running over another trooper who was on the ground.
Police on scene fire shots at the vehicle as it continued down the street.
The SUV was eventually apprehended and while taking the operator into custody, police observed a they suffered a gunshot wound. Additionally, police said one of the passengers had a gunshot wound, the other had no injuries.
The operator and passenger were taken to ECMC for non-life threatening injures.
The Trooper who was run over was treated at ECMC for a shattered pelvis and a broken leg. The other Trooper, who had a hand/wrist injury, and Buffalo Police Officer were treated for minor injuries.
Police say information will be released as the investigation continues.
This was the third night of unrest in Western New York following the killing of George Floyd.
Locally, two protests have occurred so far, one Sunday afternoon where law enforcement met with the community to discuss reforms and the other Sunday night where two were arrested after allegedly confronting protestors.