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Police probe link between shooting and fleeing driver

A 30-year-old man shot multiple times on Buffalo’s East side early this morning is hospitalized in stable condition, according to police.

Meanwhile, police have arrested another man, Timothy L. Jones, 34, of Buffalo, for attempted assault on an officer, and are investigating whether Jones has any link to the 4 a.m. shooting of the 30-year-old.

Police were responding to the 4 a.m. shooting at East Ferry Street and Fillmore Avenue when they spotted a 2014 Ford fleeing the area, according to Michael J. DeGeorge, police department spokesman. Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver twice responded by striking a police vehicle with his Ford, DeGeorge said.

At point one, police said, they thought they had Jones’ vehicle boxed in, but Jones managed to drive away, nearly striking an officer. The driver eventually hit a curb, blew a tire, and was arrested by police near Carlton and Peach streets, police said.

Jones was charged with attempted assault on an officer, fleeing from an officer, reckless driving, and criminal possession of stolen property. Jones is currently on parole for drug possession charges, police said.

Meanwhile, homicide detectives continue investigating the shooting that occurred in the vicinity of East Ferry and Fillmore. The 30-year-old victim was taken to Erie County Medical Center in a private vehicle, police said.

The victim’s identity was not released.

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