According to the Jamestown Post-Journal, the shooting took place at a home at 76 Liberty Street in the village just before 2 p.m.
Fredonia Police Chief Brad Meyers said the incident involved the Fredonia Police Department responding to assist the Fire Department with a call at the address. On arrival, the subject – whose name is not being released – allegedly attacked one of the officers with a knife. The officer retreated out of the house and to the street. But because the subject continued to approach he was shot by the officer.
Because the incident involved an officer shooting, officials from the New York State Attorney General’s Office where on the scene to investigate.
The officer – whose name is not being released – was not injured in the incident. He reportedly has more than 15 years on the job with the Fredonia Police Department. He is currently on leave as the investigation by state officials continues.