Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Olean gunman in jail

An Olean man is in jail without bail this morning after he allegedly shot a man then held police at bay outside his apartment for seven hours. 43-year old Christopher Beach of Buffalo Street is charged with felony counts of assault 1st degree and weapons possession. It began about 11 Tuesday morning when a man attempted to serve Beach with an eviction notice. Beach allegedly opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle, shooting through the door. Steve Bryer was struck and flown to ECMC in Buffalo where’s he’s reported in stable condition. After several rounds of tear gas were deployed, a SWAT team rushed the apartment and forcibly took Beach into custody. He was another court hearing tomorrow.