Officer Involved In Fatal Fredonia Shooting Identified By Chief

The officer involved in Monday’s shooting of a male in distress with a knife was wearing a body camera at the time of the incident, Fredonia Police Chief Brad Meyers announced in a press release Thursday afternoon.

Patrolman Nathan Scriven, a 15-year member with full-time experience with the village of Fredonia Police Department, shot the man — whose name is being withheld at the request of the District Attorney — outside of 76 Liberty St. around 1:45 p.m.

Footage from the body camera was utilized by members of the New York State Attorney General’s Office in making determination that the incident did not require involvement of the state Attorney General’s Office.

The same video footage is being utilized by the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office.

“We are continuing forward with aid from the state police and sheriff’s office,” county District Attorney Patrick Swanson said Wednesday. “It’ll take a little bit of time, but information will be released as soon as it’s able.”

The deceased is from the Erie County area and a GoFundMePage has been set up for expenses.