Albany shooting suspect dies in police shootout downstate
The suspect in an Albany shooting on Wednesday has died after being shot by police. Albany Police made the announcement around 6:15 p.m.
The suspect shot a person on Hudson Avenue in Albany around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, investigators said. He fled south on the Thruway, where a BOLO, or “be on the lookout” bulletin was issued for police. The car was then found on Ramapo, Rockland County shortly before 3 p.m.
Police stopped the car, and the suspect fired a gun at a trooper. A trooper shot back, killing the suspect.
The victim shot in Albany remains in critical condition.
“This is an excellent example of hard work by Albany Police Officers, by members of the Crime Analysis Center and by our partners in the State Police,” said Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins. “It was important that this person was taken off the streets, so this person could not cause any further harm or destruction in our community.”
“This is an example of what we are doing about violence in our city,” said Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. “It’s investments like these that are allowing us to get dangerous people off the streets.”
NewsChannel 13 continues to follow this story. We will bring you updates on WNYT.com as we get them and on our later newscasts.