Domestic violence incident results in dead assailant and victim in critical condition

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TOWN OF SOUTHEAST – A domestic violence incident resulted in the assailant being shot and killed by police and the female victim is in critical condition after being stabbed multiple times by the assailant.  The incident occurred in the Town of Southeast at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, January 10.  The Kent Police were investigating a domestic violence incident on Amawalk Road in the Town of Kent.  The suspect fled the original scene and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) sent deputies to assist the Kent officers.

Deputies located the suspect’s vehicle in the Town of Southeast at which time the suspect was observed violently using a knife to assault a female, according to the PCSO. “In order to save the victim, the deputies used deadly physical force to stop his violent assault,” PCSO Captain Michael Grossi said.   First responders at the scene located at Fields Corners Road near Pugsley Road in Southeast were unsuccessful in their attempts to revive the assailant.

The female victim was transported to Westchester Medical Center and is listed in critical condition as a result of the stabbing.  Putnam County Sheriff Kevin McConville said, “I am grateful for the quick and decisive actions of our personnel, which in turn, saved the life of the victim.”

The New York State Police are actively investigating the police-involved shooting pursuant to New York State law.  The New York State Attorney General’s Office has been advised of the incident.