Vehicles damaged by rock throwers near campus

More than a dozen cars were damaged near campus over the weekend by rocks that police believe were thrown at windshields as the vehicles drove by.

WIVB reported on Sunday night that 14 motorists sustained smashed windshields or flat tires to their vehicles and one motorist received cuts to the face from the rocks while driving northbound on Interstate 190 near the Scajaquada Expressway exit.

Several drivers reported to the station that they saw falling rocks before they smashed through their windshield. The rocks were found scattered along the road. A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle was among those damaged.

Traffic was backed up around the 8.2 mile marker of the I-90 for some time following the incident.

Police searched the area but no arrests were made.


An armed security guard opened fire on a pair of fleeing shoplifters Sunday night in the Tops parking lot at Grant and Amherst streets, just beyond the northwest corner of campus.

Buffalo Police said the security guard shot one man — the driver of the fleeing car — and grazed the passenger after the men collided with another car and nearly hit the guard while attempting to get away shortly after 8 p.m., according to multiple reports.

The two men drove to Erie County Medical Center where the driver, 44, was listed in stable condition and the passenger, 23, was released after treatment, according to The Buffalo News.

Police said no charges have been filed.

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