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Date Mar 14, 2022
Time 4:45 AM
Department Buffalo Police Department
Officers Philip I. Edwards
Address Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, NY

Incident Description

30-year-old Dominique Thomas experienced a mental health crisis and was shot by two Buffalo police officers multiple times outside his apartment building on Hertel Avenue.


  • 'We're retreating. He's still coming forward': Buffalo police shoot man on Hertel Avenue
    Less than a week ago, according to Buffalo police, a 31-year-old Hertel Avenue man called police and asked to be taken to Erie County Medical Center for psychiatric treatment. Early Monday morning, he called police again. This time, he told them someone was trying to kill him. A short time later, after unsuccessfully trying to get the man to drop the knife he was holding, two Buffalo police officers shot and wounded him outside his apartment building. - Buffalo News
  • Police release names of man shot on Hertel Avenue, officers who shot him
    Buffalo police identified the man shot and wounded by officers Monday morning on Hertel Avenue as Dominique Thomas, 30, of Buffalo. Police officials also released the names of the two officers who fired the shots: Phillip Edwards and Michael Ramos. Edwards has been on the force for seven years and Ramos for two years. - Buffalo News