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Rafael 'Pito' Rivera, 32
Buffalo, New York
September 12, 2018

Agencies: Buffalo Police Department New York

Last updated: 7 months ago

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According to the Buffalo Police Department, Rafael 'Pito' Rivera  was shot and killed by police when officers were responding to a call at 3:06 a.m. Wednesday for a subject with a handgun on the 400 block of Plymouth, near Rhode Island Street.

Police say Rafael 'Pito' Rivera allegedly took off, and there was a short foot chase.

Investigators don't believe Rivera fired the weapon, but they say it was still a situation they believed prompted deadly force.