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BPD Arrest Armed Shooting Suspect

Buffalo police have made an arrest of a an armed man, who is believed to have shot at another man on Ericson Avenue, before fleeing in a car early Thursday evening, March 25th.

Northeast district officers were called to the 100 block of Ericson around 5:20PM Thursday, responding to a "shots fired" call.

Officers learned that a shot had been fired at an unknown man, who then fled into the nearby Bailey-Delavan library. That man apparently left the library before police could locate him. Police learned the armed suspect left in a grey car, with a state of Florida license plate, and the information was broadcast over the police radio.

The vehicle, a Ford Crown Victoria, was spotted in the vicinity of Suffolk and Roosevelt Avenues, and subsequently pulled over on Martha Avenue by Police Officers Jason M. Mayhook and James A. Scherer Jr.

"As the suspect got out of the car, the officers could see he was armed with two guns in his right hand, placing the officers at grave risk of injury or death," according to Dennis J. Richards, Chief of Detectives.

"Fearing for the safety of his partner and himself, Officer Mayhook fired at the suspect, striking his jacket and shirt," Richards added. The suspect was not struck by the police gunfire, and he was immediately taken into custody.

Charged is 24 year old Terrance J. Breaux of Berkshire Avenue, Buffalo.
Breaux is charged with criminal possession of the two weapons, two counts of menacing a police officer, criminal possession of stolen property, and possession of marijuana. Police learned that one of the handguns was stolen from Meadville, Pennsylvania two years ago.

The two handguns were seized at the scene. Assisting in the investigation and arrest were Officers James D. Hosking, David R. O'Brien and John T. Evans, and Lieutenants Kenneth Szyszkowski and Susan J. Ososki. Police are continuing to search for the original shooting victim, who witnesses believed was shot in the leg.