This has really been a busy summer for the Buffalo Police Department.

June and July have seen all sorts of crime happening in Buffalo that has kept officers and detectives with no shortage of work to do.

Just this month there was a double stabbing in the Lovejoy neighborhood, a South Buffalo man arrested for guns and illegal weapons, and of course we can't forget the stolen Buffalo Firetruck that was taken on joyride around the city.

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Just when officers were busy enough, another man is accused of shooting at officers and it was apparently caught on the body camera video that Buffalo Police officers wear while on duty.

On Sunday, July 24, 2022, Buffalo Police Officers were allegedly fired upon by Shariff Shadwick while in Buffalo's Fruit Belt neighborhood. One of the officers returned fire at Shadwick during the incident.

According to information released by the Erie County District Attorney's office, the 36-year-old Buffalo man was arrested and charged with 1 count of first-degree attempted murder, 2 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and 1 count of second-degree obstruction of governmental administration. Officials report that Shadwick had two loaded handguns on him when he was taken into custody by officers.

Luckily no one was injured during the exchange of gunfire that occurred in a residential neighborhood.

Officials from the Buffalo Police Department released the body camera video from the officers involved in the incident.

The video is pretty intense. You can click here to watch the video, or you can view it below.

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