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New York Officer Shoots, Kills Suspect After Getting Pinned During Chase

April 18, 2016  | 

Troy (NY) Police report that an officer was forced to shoot a suspect in the course of a pursuit early Sunday morning.

Police say an officer was conducting a traffic stop at about 3:15 a.m., when the driver tried to make a U-turn onto the Collar City Bridge, westbound. The vehicle struck a barrier and the officer was able to block the vehicle from the front, while another police car attempted to block the vehicle from the rear, reports WRGB.

The officer from the original stop then left his vehicle to attempt to apprehend the driver, according to police. The suspect reversed and rammed the patrol car behind him, and then drove forward, pinning the officer who had exited his vehicle between the suspect's vehicle and the police car.

The pinned officer then fired at the driver, incapacitating him, according to police. Additional officers arrived and helped to move the suspect's vehicle to free the trapped officer. Both officer and suspect were transported to hospitals. The suspect died. The officer was treated and released but will need further treatment.

Comments (5)

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kevCopAz @ 4/18/2016 8:58 PM

The suspect must of been White since no BLM (etc) screamed how the officer shot an "unarmed" suspect. Good job glad the officer is OK and the bad guy is NOT!

Nightstalker @ 4/18/2016 10:23 PM

I will never understand why officers stand in front or behind a suspects vehicle trying to provoke a shooting which they know the shooting will be cleared but i understand there are a lot of cops out there wanting to be tough guys or heroes.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/18/2016 11:20 PM

Nightstalker, why do you think this Officer was "provoking" this shooting? Maybe getting between his and the suspects car was a dumb thing to do, but why monday morning quarterback this? None of us were there so we don't know the exact way it happened.

Deputyjjg @ 4/19/2016 6:37 AM

Maybe the officer walked between the suspect's vehicle and his own because there was no room. This occurred on a bridge. Possibly he had to walk between the cars to get to the suspect due to obstructions. Just saying. JJG

OK then @ 4/19/2016 12:07 PM

Attempting to apprehend someone is being a tough guy these days? What were they supposed to do? Run away and hide?

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