Police Shoot and Kill Drug Suspect In Lackawanna

1:09 AM, Feb 26, 2011   |    comments
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LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WGRZ) -- Bail is set for one of three people facing charges in connection a drug sting turned deadly. 

An undercover Lackawanna police detective shot and killed a man sitting in the back of a mini-van during a sting operation involving undercover officers. 

It happened at a gas station at the intersection of Grant Blvd. and Abbott Road in Lackawanna. 

Police Chief James Michel told 2 On Your Side that the suspects pulled up in a minivan to sell or deliver drugs, but before the transaction was complete, the driver attempted to hit the undercover officers with the van.  The officers then fired in self-defense and shot inside the van killing 29-year-old Rashad Bradford who was sitting in backseat.

The driver of the van is now identified as Derrick Nailor, Jr.  He's being held without bail on charges of aggravated assault upon a police officer, several drug charges and resisting arrest.

There's no bail for Milton Campbell, 34, of Buffalo, who was also in the van.  He's being held without bail on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and loitering. 

Megan Costner, 28, of Buffalo, faces the same charges.  Her bail is set at $100,000.

They are due back in court on March 2nd.

Two undercover Lackawanna police officers were taken to ECMC where they were treated and released. 




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