Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on April 13, 2018
State Police clamp down on investigation into fatal shooting of an armed Albion man by an unnamed deputy in Pembroke.
State Police have identified 61 year old Keith Kent of Albion as the armed suspect who was shot and killed after allegedly drawing on a Genesee County Deputy in the parking lot of the Log Cabin Restaurant on Gilmore Road.
Due to the nature of the case, investigators from the State Police Troop A in Batavia are conducting an independent investigation and have yet to disclose the identity of the deputy who fired the fatal shot.
State Police Major Edward Kennedy wrapped up a press conference about the shooting yesterday morning with a disclaimer…
What has been revealed is that Kent who ran a logging business in Albion died immediately after being shot by the deputy late Wednesday night.
Kent was reported to have threatened customers, and provoked people to fight him at the Pembroke tavern, and at one point was apparently asking “Where are the Police?”
On the night of the incident, Genesee County Undersheriff Gregory Walker initially stated that the deputy took a single deadly shot killing the suspect after he had refused several commands to drop his gun and pointed his weapon at the officer.
Yesterday morning officials declined to say just how many shots were fired by Kent or the deputy.
Undersheriff Walker also said that police body cam footage of the shooting is under review.
Prosecutors say a former Wyoming County sheriff’s deputy charged with murder was accused of rape.
Court papers say 60 year old Joseph Mlyniec may have killed Robert Irvine the Third in Perry to keep sex abuse allegations quiet.
Investigators say Mlyniec may have led a bisexual double life and raped someone, and Irvine may have planned on acting as a witness.
Mlyniec is behind bars without bail.
State Police and local law enforcement will participate in a statewide crackdown on distracted driving as part of April’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
The enforcement effort, called Operation Hang Up, will include increased patrols and checkpoints targeting drivers using electronic devices while behind the wheel. This year’s enforcement detail will run through April 16.
A Winter Weather Advisory popping up well into the spring season.
The Advisory has been posted by the National Weather Service for the entire GLOW region and several surrounding counties to be in effect from 2 pm Saturday to 10 am Sunday.
Forecasters are calling for freezing rain with total ice accumulations of a quarter to half inch.
They say the heavy ice accumulation may lead to tree damage and power outages.
Winds are also expected to gust up to 40 mph, especially along the lakeshore.
Former Bills running back Fred Jackson wants to come back to retire a Bill.
Jackson was cut in 2015 after eight years with the Bills then picked up by Seattle.
He’s working on a one-day deal with Buffalo so he can retire as a Buffalo Bill.