A gun-wielding suspect was wounded after scuffling with a Buffalo police officer.
In a written statement, Chief of Detectives Dennis Richards said 19-year-old Lamont Cooper was shot in the leg after the struggle placed "the officer in imminent fear for his life."
Cooper was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment for what is being called a "non-life threatening injury."
The incident is under investigation by Internal Affairs and the Homicide Squad.
Cooper faces several charges including resisting arrest and menacing a police officer.