Officer involved shooting under investigation in Fishkill

(photo: Mark Lieb, Rockland Video Productions)

FISHKILL – Two people have been hospitalized after police responded to a domestic dispute Sunday afternoon in Fishkill.  The male assailant was allegedly shot by a police officer and airlifted to Westchester Medical Center in critical condition.

(The February 27 incident was originally reported by Mid-Hudson News and the story can be found HERE.)

Initial reports indicate that Town of Fishkill police responded at 2:35 p.m. to a report of a domestic dispute involving a mother and son at The Views at 265 Rocky Glen Road in Fishkill.  Moments after arriving, the Fishkill officers requested assistance and indicated they were involved in a physical altercation with an armed subject.   Officers from several agencies responded to the scene.

The initial Mid-Hudson News report said that a state trooper said that a woman had sustained gunshot wounds to the abdomen and she was transported to Montefiore St. Luke’s-Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh via ambulance for non-life-threatening injuries.  Officers indicated that a suspect was in custody and they requested a second ambulance.

The second victim, according to Mid-Hudson News sources, was the assailant who had sustained a gunshot wound to his head.  A medevac helicopter landing zone was established at the Rombout Fire Department on Route 52.  The assailant was described as an “unruly” patient who showed signs of being under drug and alcohol influence, was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center in critical condition.

The State Police, under a standing order of the state Attorney General, are conducting the investigation because it involves the use of deadly force by a local police agency.

The unidentified assailant, according to state police, was armed with a knife when Fishkill officers first arrived on the scene.

The State Police are asking for anyone that may have witnessed this incident but has not yet been interviewed by the troopers to please call (845) 677-7300.

(video: Mark Lieb, Rockland Video Productions)

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