Attorney General to investigate Hyde Park police shooting


HYDE PARK – The New York State Attorney General’s Office is investigating the fatal shooting of a 34-year-old woman by a Hyde Park Police Officer that occurred on Friday, April 29, 2022.  Initial accounts indicate that the woman, Jamie Feith, lunged at the officers with a knife and was fatally shot by a Hyde Park Police officer.

The original account of the incident can be found here.

According to the State Police, the Hyde Park Police and state troopers responded to a report of a physical domestic incident between Jamie Feith and a male subject at the residence at 50 North Cross Road.

Police say that two Hyde Park officers and a state trooper from the Rhinebeck barracks were initially successful in deescalating the physical domestic between Feith and the male subject.

As the officers interviewed Feith, she armed herself with a knife and attempted to stab the officers.  A Taser was deployed in an unsuccessful attempt to neutralize her.  One of the Hyde Park officers then discharged his department-issued firearm, striking Feith.

Officers secured the knife and rendered emergency medical aid, but Feith died at the scene.

The events leading up to and surrounding this incident are still under investigation.

The Attorney General’s Office responded to the scene and is now the lead investigative agency.