PoliceOne Staff Report (BUFFALO, N.Y.) -- It started when officers noticed a truck that failed to observe a stop sign. It progressed into a car and then foot chase during which the suspect allegedly fired at officers early Sunday morning.
When it was over, Walter Knightner, of Buffalo, faced four counts of attempted first-degree murder; four counts of first-degree reckless endangerment; criminal possession of stolen property; criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell; first-degree criminal use of a firearm; criminal possession of a weapon; obstructing governmental administration; resisting arrest and unauthorized use of a vehicle charges, Police Chief William E. Bowen said.
The four Precinct 12 officers who chased Knightner, Ralph Skinner, Gerald Sullivan, Brendan Kiefer and Tom Knezevic. were unharmed. Knightner was driving a stolen truck and in possession of 18 bags of crack cocaine. A 9mm handgun was found in one of the yards that Knightner ran though as he was being chased by officers and firing at them, police said.