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Troop C Officer

Shot, Killed Man

After Car Chase

Press Conference Due At 2:30 Today

BINGHAMTON – A trooper in Troop C, which includes Otsego County, shot a suspect after a car chase early yesterday evening on Route 17 in the Town of Kirkwood, south of Binghamton.
The suspect later died, according to a press release issued today.
A press conference is planned at 2:30 p.m. today to release further details.
The incident began when an officer, so far unnamed, spotted a car sought in connection with an unauthorized-use-of-a-motor-vehicle complaint, according to the release.
As the trooper tried to stop the vehicle, the driver took evasive action, and headed eastbound on Route 17.  Stopped, the driver opened fire, exchanging gunfire with the officer.
“During the encounter, the suspect sustained wounds that resulted in the suspect’s death,” according to the report.
The trooper received non-life-threatening injuries,and was transported to Wilson Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Identification of the suspect is pending family notification.
Additional information will be released as this investigation continues.



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