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Schenectady police shoot knife-wielding suspect

Posted at: 05/02/2013 10:18 AM
Updated at: 05/02/2013 5:27 PM
By: Chris Rooney



Schenectady police say they shot a man at a home on Balltown Road while responding to a domestic dispute.
Schenectady police say they shot a man at a home on Balltown Road while responding to a domestic dispute.
Photo: Dan Bazile / WNYT

SCHENECTADY – Police shot a man Thursday morning while responding to a domestic incident in Schenectady.

Police say they were called to 3290 Balltown Rd. where a man was threatening another man with a knife. They ordered the suspect to drop his knife and shot him when he didn’t.

Police say the man then lunged at the officers, at which point they shot him two more times.

The man was taken to the hospital where he later died.

The shooting is under investigation. But police say the officer acted properly.

"The law says if you have reasons to believe that a subject is about to inflict deadly physical injury on yourself or another individual, you have the right to use deadly physical force," said Schenectady Police Commissioner Wayne Bennett.


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