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3 charged in connection with shooting at Buffalo SWAT team

Buffalo Police have announced the arrests of three men in connection with a shooting Monday  on the city's West Side.

The event took place at around 10:40 a.m. as police and SWAT were executing a search warrant in the 2000 block of Niagara Street.

Pablo Alicea, 19, has been arraigned on a felony count of first degree attempted murder, a felony charge of second degree criminal possession of a weapon and two felony counts of third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

The suspect allegedly jumped out of a window as police entered the building, then fired two shots at an officer, who returned fire. No one was injured and the suspect was caught after a brief foot chase.

He will return to court on June 9 and is being held without bail. If convicted on all charges, he faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison.

Police say two others were arrested after a quantity of heroin was recovered inside the home. The defendant's father, Pablo Alicea, 39, and Cesarae Thomas, 40, were arraigned on various charges and also have future court dates pending.

Mark Wozniak, WBFO's local All Things Considered host, has been at WBFO since mid-1978.
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