A 75-year-old man suffered a head injury and is in ‘stable but serious condition’ after he was shoved by police during a protest in Buffalo, New York.


BUFFALO, N.Y. – It was his name that gave him away. 

“Hey, are you the 75-year-old guy who was hit in Buffalo?” a post office worker asked.  

Martin Gugino, 75, of Amherst, New York, wasn’t expecting to be recognized in public, especially wearing a face mask.

But the videos that captured the moment when Buffalo police officers shoved Gugino backward in front of Buffalo’s City Hall in June during a protest over the death of George Floyd, causing him to fall and crack his skull on the pavement, had been seen around the world.

Gugino, speaking to the USA TODAY Network’s New York State Team last week in his first extended interview, was reluctant to go into detail about the incident,