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Troopers injured in arrest of Newfane man who allegedly fired BB gun at residence

NEWFANE, N.Y. (WIVB) — New York State police have arrested a Newfane man who allegedly fought with them after they said he fired a BB gun at a neighboring residence.

Police responded to the scene on East Avenue Wednesday around 2:45 p.m. There, they said Anthony Zarrillo, 33, had been firing shots, leading the homeowner of the neighboring residence to confront him.

Authorities were called after threats were allegedly made. As troopers attempted to interview Zarrillo, they said he became combative.

Zarrillo was arrested, but he and the officers were injured in the process, police said.

“Troopers sustained sprained shoulder, contusions and lower back strain. Zarrillo had a broken clavicle,” New York State police said.

Zarrillo and the officers were taken to Lockport Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Charged with resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, obstruction of governmental administration, criminal mischief and two counts of assault, Zarrillo was taken to the Niagara County Jail pending arraignment.

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Evan Anstey is an Associated Press Award, JANY Award and Emmy-nominated digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2015. See more of his work here and follow him on Twitter.

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