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State Police investigating an officer involved shooting in Oneida County

State Police is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred on State Route 12 in the town of Trenton, Oneida County.

On January 15, 2022, at approximately 1 a.m., Troopers on patrol were traveling northbound On State Route 12 in the village of Boonville when they observed a pickup truck southbound traveling at a high rate of speed and driving recklessly. Troopers made a u-turn in an attempt to stop the vehicle. As troopers began to catch up with the truck, they attempted to pull the vehicle over. The driver refused to stop and continued south on Rt. 12.

Troopers attempted to stop the truck by driving ahead of the vehicle when the driver struck the passenger’s side of the marked patrol vehicle and entered a parking area on the south side of the roadway just north of Plank Road in the town of Trenton. As Troopers exited their patrol vehicle, the driver ignored verbal commands and drove the truck in the direction of the Troopers, who then discharged their division-issued sidearm. The suspect then drove south on Rt 12 and came to a stop approximately one mile south and surrendered without further incident.

The suspect was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Utica, where he was treated for a single gunshot wound to his forearm and released back into State Police custody.

The investigation is continuing, and charges against the suspect are pending.

State Police were assisted at the scene by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and the Barneveld Fire Department.

Updates will be posted on the online newsroom as available.

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