There was a shooting over this past weekend in Buffalo at a popular Restaurant / Night Club formerly best known as The Groove Lounge, re-named Club 1210.  The shooting involved an Off-Duty Police Officer being shot, ultimately causing City Officials to close The Groove Lounge / Club 1210's doors.

A Rally will be held this morning at 11AM at The Groove Lounge / Club 1210, located at 1210 Broadway.  I had the opportunity to interview the Owner of the venue, Michael Ray.


BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Police arrested two people in connection with an overnight shooting that injured an off-duty police officer and another man.

Buffalo Police spokesperson Mike DeGeorge said the shooting happened just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of Broadway.

Detectives say two men — a 29-year-old off-duty Buffalo police officer and a 28-year-old man — were in a car after leaving the Groove Lounge on Broadway when another man approached them.

Captain Jeff Rinaldo tells 2 On Your Side an altercation ensued, prompting the shooting.

Both men in the car were shot. They were taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center where they are listed in good condition.

A short time later, Ferry-Fillmore district officers pulled over a vehicle that matched a description of one involved in the shooting. They made the stop in the 300 block of Jefferson Avenue.

Adrian Lias, 41, of Buffalo, is charged with two counts of first-degree assault, criminal possession of a loaded weapon, and reckless endangerment.

Reginald Hokes, 40, of Charlotte, North Carolina, is charged with criminal possession of a loaded weapon.

Buffalo Police have not released the name of the injured officer or the other victim.

The Buffalo Police internal affairs unit and homicide detectives are investigating.


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