Bio & Incident Details
Tour: Not available
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Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to life
Police Officer Michael Buczek was shot and killed when he and his partner attempted to arrest two suspects on a drug charge in apartment building at 580 West 161st Street in Washington Heights.
One of the suspects shot Officer Buczek while attempting to run from the scene. Three suspects fled to the Dominican Republic where one later died in police custody and a second was apprehended by United States Marshals in 2000. The third suspect was apprehended in the Dominican Republic in May 2002.
On June 19th, 2003, two of the suspects were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
Officer Buczek was survived by his wife and parents.