FREDONIA, N.Y. - Police were responding to a home on Liberty St. to assist firefighters with a medical-related call when Officer Nathan Scriven, a 15-year veteran of the police department, was attacked by a person with a knife while inside the home.
After the officer retreated to the street, he fired at the attacker, police say. That person died at the scene.
Officials announced on Friday that the person who was shot was under the influence of both cocaine and LSD at the time.
According to officials, police say the shooting victim had been struggling with the loss of a friend, and turned to drugs.
The person who allegedly sold him the LSD will be charged.
According to police, the last time a Fredonia police officer had to fire a weapon was 15 years prior to the incident.
Following the incident, Scriven was placed on administrative leave, but will not face charges related to the shooting.
Officials called his actions "lawful and appropriate."