Two still hospitalized after Saratoga Springs officer-involved shooting
A sheriff’s deputy from Rutland, Vermont, and another man from Utica remain hospitalized. Both of them were wounded in Sunday’s officer-involved shooting in Saratoga Springs. There is no word on their conditions.
The deputy is identified as Vito E. Caselnova IV.
The shooting happened around 3 a.m., during a fight between Caselnova and some people from Utica. The dispute spilled out onto the street. Both combatants were carrying guns.
As they exchanged gunfire, Saratoga Springs police officers arrived, and ordered the men to drop their weapons. When that didn’t happen, Saratoga Springs officers shot the deputy, hitting him 10 times.
Meantime, it was business as usual Monday in downtown Saratoga Springs, with shoppers going about their business as if nothing happened here over the weekend.
“I haven’t spoken to anybody about it yet. It’s of course not a great thing to have happened, but what happens on Caroline Street at 3 o’clock in the morning does little to affect the peace or the business that we’re doing, the atmosphere on Phila Street, on Broadway in the middle of the day,” said Charlie Israel with Lyrical Ballad Bookstore.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.