The Niagara Falls man shot in the stomach during a drug raid at his home Wednesday night was arraigned in his hospital bed at Erie County Medical Center, authorities said Friday.
Niagara Falls City Court Judge Danielle Restaino arraigned Stacey Lewis, 33, on Thursday afternoon at ECMC, where he is listed in stable condition. The judge ordered him held without bail and scheduled a felony hearing for 9 a.m. Tuesday, if he is out of the hospital by then. Niagara County deputies are responsible for his custody, court officials said.
Lewis was shot after he refused to show his hands when SWAT officers entered his residence at 488 20th St., shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday. As the officers were approaching the house, they had spotted him through a picture window running toward a staircase holding an assault rifle, according to police officials.
An internal investigation of the shooting is underway and Officer Thomas Rodgers, who shot Lewis, is on administrative leave, which is standard procedure in these types of reviews.
Lewis was arraigned on five felony counts of narcotics and one felony charge of criminal possession of a weapon. In addition to drugs and cash, police confiscated a loaded assault rile from the residence.