Treatment Center Guard Prevented Shooter Form Entering
A Buffalo treatment clinic was saved after an unarmed security guard prevented a gunman from entering. The man attempted to enter the treatment center with an AR-15 and fired one round. The security guard then pinned the man against a wall and dragged him outside. Two bystanders also helped the security guard get rid of the gun. Police say at least two more rounds were fired during the struggle.
The incident was caught on surveillance footage recently released by Buffalo police. The footage shows the man, 48-year-old Jeremy Griffin of Williamsville, N.Y., entering the clinic and brandishing the weapon before being confronted by a security guard.
Police and the Bureau of Alcohol and Firearms are investigating the shooting. They found a rifle with a 30-round extended magazine, which is larger than the legal limit in New York. The shooting is not believed to have been premeditated, according to investigators.
Griffin has been charged with a number of felonies, including attempted murder. Officers say he stopped at a home on Pennsylvania Street and shot a woman in the leg before going to the clinic. The woman was taken to Erie County Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.
Alba De Vida Substance Abuse Treatment Clinic in Buffalo, NY
The Alba de Vida substance abuse treatment clinic is located on Third Street and Main Avenue in Buffalo, NY. It is an affiliate of the Acacia Network. The clinic's treatment services are offered through outpatient programs and include assessment, counseling, and testing. There are also support groups for clients who are struggling with addiction.
Patients can receive methadone or buprenorphine treatment at Alba de Vida. The facility offers treatment for both men and women. The treatment is insurance-covered, and the clinic offers a variety of rehab options. Patients may also be eligible for sober living in Buffalo or job therapy.
The clinic is run by Promesa Inc. and affiliated with the human services nonprofit Acacia Network. It provides, among other things, medication-assisted treatment for people dealing with substance abuse.