Troy police identify off-duty officer who killed suspect after witnessing stabbing

WNYT Staff
Updated: July 31, 2020 12:08 PM
Created: July 30, 2020 08:16 PM

Troy police have identified the name of an off-duty officer who department officials say shot and killed a man that was stabbing his estranged wife.

This happened on 17th Street early Thursday night.

According to the department, officer Adam Harbour was not working when he heard the altercation inside the second floor apartment. Harbour then went upstairs and witnessed 25-year-old Colin Davis stabbing his estranged wife.

Police said Officer Harbour instructed Davis to stop several times. The requests were ignored before Harbour fired one round from a shotgun, killing Davis.

The female victim is at Albany Medical Center in fair condition.

As is protocol, Harbour has been placed on administrative duty. In his three years with the department, his record has been spotless.

The Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office and the State Attorney General’s Office are investigating.

If you have any information call (518) 270-4426.

Hear the deputy chief explain what's being looked at in the investigation by watching the video of Jacquie Slater's story.

DIGITAL EXTRA: Click here to watch the full Troy Police update on the officer-involved shooting

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