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3 charged in connection with incident that injured 3 police officers

Deyanna J. Davis, 30, Semaj T. Pigram, 25, and Walter B. Stewart, Jr., 28 are all facing several charges.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Three people are facing charges in connection with an incident that injured three law enforcement officers Monday evening. 

New York State Police say Deyanna J. Davis, 30, was driving the vehicle that allegedly struck and injured three law enforcement officers on Bailey Avenue in Buffalo. Davis has been charged with aggravated assault upon a police officer, assault in the second degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree.

Semaj T. Pigram, 25, and Walter B. Stewart, Jr., 28, have each been arraigned on one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a class “C” felony, and one count of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, a class “E” felony. 

Credit: Erei County DA

The Erie County District Attorney's office say Pigram and Stewart, Jr. were allegedly passengers in a vehicle Monday evening when the vehicle drove through a blockade of law enforcement officers at a protest outside the E-District police station on Bailey Avenue. Pigram allegedly got out of the car and tried to run away from the scene.

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said police fired shots at the vehicle. Police are also investigating whether other shots were fired as well. Flynn says Stewart, Jr. was grazed by a bullet in the hand/arm area and Davis was shot in the abdomen.

Investigators say a loaded handgun was recovered from inside the vehicle. Officials say the handgun was reported stolen from West Seneca earlier this year. 

All three are also facing federal charges for being in possession of a firearm. If convicted, they could face a maximum of 10 years in prison. 

Pigram and Stewart, Jr. are scheduled to return to court on June 22.  

The judge set bail for Pigram at $100,000. Stewart, Jr.'s bail was set at $175,000. Stewart, Jr. was also wanted on other warrants unrelated to this incident.

If convicted on all charges, both men face a maximum of 15 years in prison.

After being released from ECMC, Davis was taken to Central Booking in Buffalo and is set to be arraigned in Wednesday.   

The investigation is ongoing. 

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