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DA: Injured Buffalo police officer in critical but stable condition

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Injured Buffalo police officer Jonathan Negron is considered to be in critical but stable condition at ECMC, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said Friday morning.

Negron was injured Thursday afternoon during a car chase when the vehicle he was chasing struck a light pole, which fell and landed on the police car. Negron was knocked unconscious and treated for severe head trauma, according to Buffalo Police.

BPD said officers were responding to a call of a vehicle with four people inside who had a gun on Crossman Avenue near Genesee Street at 12:58 p.m Thursday. An officer tried to stop the vehicle and a chase began around 1:01 p.m, eventually going through Mount Calvary Cemetery. When the vehicle exited the cemetery around 1:05 p.m. and crossed Harlem Road, it hit the light pole.

Fynn said no guns were recovered from the car. Police will continue to search along the chase route.

Buffalo police officer remains in critical condition after light pole lands on vehicle during chase

Nick Veronica is a Buffalo native who joined the News 4 team as a Digital Executive Producer in 2021. He previously worked at NBC Sports and The Buffalo News. You can follow Nick on Facebook and Twitter and find more of his work here.

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