Saturday, February 19, 2011
Poughkeepsie makes headlines again... "POUGHKEEPSIE CITY COP DIES AFTER SHOOTING THAT LEAVES 2 OTHERS DEAD; BABY SAFE"
heres the article from the journal
A City of Poughkeepsie police officer has died after he was shot in the head this afternoon. Police did not release the name of the officer pending notification of his extended family. The suspect and his wife are dead,
The officer underwent surgery at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, City of Poughkeepsie Police Chief Ron Knapp said during a press conference this afternoon. A 3-year-old child involved in the incident is in the custody of police.
The officer underwent surgery at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. A second officer suffered a dislocated shoulder and was taken to Vassar Brothers following the incident on lower Main Street, which took place shortly after 1 p.m.
The suspect was holding a 3-year-old child when confronted by police. The child was handed off to a witness and is now in the custody of police. A woman sitting in a car nearby during the incident was shot dead.
"This is a tragic day in the City of Poughkeepsie for our citizens and for our uniformed personnel," Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik said during a press conference held in the Common Council Chambes at City Hall. "And at this point, I can only ask that you keep the officers and their families in your thoughts and prayers."
The suspect was shot and had been listed in 'very critical condition' at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, but according to communications director Greg Zurawik, died about 2:10 p.m.
City police shut down Main Street, from the Route 44/55 intersection to the Hudson River. They had shut down access to the rear entrance to the Poughkeepsie train station, but the station is open and trains are on schedule, Metro-North Railroad spokeswoman Marjorie Anders said. In addition to the City of Poughkeepsie police, officers from the Town of Poughkeepsie, state police and Dutchess County Sheriff's Office responded.
The incident unfolded about 1:07 p.m. in a parking lot on lower Main Street in the area of Railroad Avenue, Knapp said. Police received a report of a shooting and the first officer arrived from about a block-and-a-half away.