- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Police in Rochester say an officer fired a shotgun while executing a search warrant after a man refused to drop a mop handle.

Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli said Wednesday that Investigator John Fiorica fired “one round of buckshot” by a shotgun after a man in the home approached him with a long metal mop handle.

Authorities say the officers were executing a search warrant at the home in Rochester around 2 p.m. after receiving numerous reports of “drug activity.”

Police say 47-year-old Michael Coleman was arrested on drug possession and other charges. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

Coleman suffered a minor finger injury during the incident, though police said it wasn’t clear if it was caused by the gunshot.

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