Buffalo Man Charged with Attempted Murder for Shooting at SWAT Officer
A 19-year-old Buffalo man is facing attempted murder for shooting at a Buffalo SWAT Team officer.
Pablo E. Alicea has been indicted on a first-degree attempted murder charge, according to WIVB. Authorities say he shot at a Buffalo Police SWAT while they were serving a search warrant in May. Alicea has also been charged with second degree criminal possession of a weapon and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
On May 18, the Buffalo Police Department was executing a search warrant at Alicea’s home on Niagara Street. Police say that as they entered the home, Alicea jumped out the window. A Buffalo SWAT Team officer encountered Alicea, who then fired a shot at the officer. The officer fired back, but did not hit Alicea.
According to the Erie County DA’s Office, on the morning of May 18, Buffalo Police executed a search warrant at Alicea’s Niagara Street residence, and as law enforcement entered the home, Alicea is accused of jumping out of a window, where he encountered a member of the Buffalo Police SWAT team. Police allegedly found heroin in Alicea's home. He is scheduled to return to court on October 13. He's being held without bail.