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Niagara Falls shooting victim winds up facing drug charge

A shooting victim was arrested after a lump of suspected crack cocaine was found in his clothing while he was being treated for his wound, Niagara Falls police reported.

Emanuel L. Rogers, 38, of B Street, had been brought to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center with a wound to the left side of his chest and was later transferred to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo.

Police said Rogers told them he was leaving a store at 18th Street and Willow Avenue about 11:20 p.m. when he heard shots, discovered that his shirt was wet and realized he had been struck by a bullet. A passerby drove him to the hospital.

After testing the substance found in his clothing, police charged Rogers with fourth-degree criminal possession of a narcotic drug.

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