WARNING: The video contains images that viewers may find disturbing.
BUFFALO — New York’s Attorney General’s Office has released the body camera video of a fatal trooper-involved shooting that claimed the life of a Northeast, Pennsylvania man in February.
38-year-old James Huber was shot by New York State Police on February 12 in Downtown Buffalo after a Trooper tried to stop his vehicle for erratic driving on the New York State Thruway.
State police say Huber’s vehicle was spotted traveling at speeds above 100 mph. During the police pursuit, troopers report Huber crashed into the State Police vehicle.
Once the chase entered Downtown, the pursuit was called off. A trooper later located the suspect vehicle while parked on East Eagle Street, near Washington Street.
The trooper approached, giving verbal commands for Huber to exit his car. That’s when the man drove off, putting his vehicle in reverse. The trooper then discharged their firearm Huber.
The AG says her investigation into this case is on-going. She released the video to the public in order to “increase transparency and strengthen public trust” in these matters.