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>Gun pointed at officer during arrest attempt

A Clinton Street man was charged with breaking into a home Sunday night, confronting a resident at gunpoint and then pointing his shotgun at a Buffalo police officer, police said.

Donald R. Napierala, 38, was charged with burglary, criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal mischief and menacing.

South District police said an intruder armed with a shotgun entered a home in the 200 block of Fenton Street at about 6:30 p.m. The burglar threatened the man inside the home and damaged chairs, tables and the bed by flipping them over. He then fled.

Officer James Reese went to Napierala's home to arrest him at about 7:50 p.m., when Napierala pointed his gun at the officer, police said.

Reese retreated to the bottom of the stairwell for cover, pointed his service weapon at the gunman and ordered him to drop his gun. Reese confiscated a 12-gauge shotgun.

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>Man, 22, shot in thigh on Glenwood Avenue

A Best Street man was being treated Monday in Erie County Medical Center after he was shot in the thigh shortly after noon on Glenwood Avenue, Buffalo police said.,

Richard Mor, 22, told police he was in the 900 block of Glenwood Avenue when a man shot him in the right thigh, then fled through yards toward Box Avenue.

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>Roswell Park employee punched, robbed of purse

A 35-year-old Roswell Park Cancer Institute employee suffered a dislocated jaw and other injuries after she was attacked and robbed Sunday by a teenager on a bicycle, Buffalo police reported.

The victim reported to police that she was at Carlton Street and Michigan Avenue when the teen approached her from behind and grabbed her purse. She was then thrown to the ground and punched in the head, police reported.

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