Two people shot during fight with police

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(photo: Mark Lieb, Rockland Video Productions)

TOWN OF FISHKILL – The police-involved shooting that injured two people is under investigation by the New York State Police. The incident occurred on Sunday, February 27 in Fishkill.

Fishkill police officers responded to 265 Rocky Glen Road for a report of a domestic dispute between a mother and a son.  The caller advised police that the son was under the influence of drugs and alcohol and was known to be hostile towards police.

When the three officers arrived at the complex, they were approached by a man, now identified as 29-year-old Michael Becerril, who was brandishing a knife.  Officers ordered the man to drop the weapon but he refused.  A department-issued TASER was deployed by an officer but it was ineffective.

Investigating troopers say that a physical altercation between the man and the three officers ensued, at which time Becerril was shot.

Chassity Wade, age 30, was also shot during the incident and police say it appears she had been attempting to stop the confrontation or disarm Becerril when she was shot.

Police have not issued a statement regarding the facts surrounding the original and separate domestic dispute that they were originally responding to.

Becerril was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center in critical condition.  Wade was transported to Montefiore St. Luke’s Hospital in stable condition.

No Town of Fishkill officers were injured during the incident.

The State Police investigation is ongoing.