Police officer shot, suspect apprehended, police ask public for details

By WKTV News

ITHACA, N.Y. (WKTV)-- An Ithaca Police officer is recovering after being shot in the line of duty Thursday night.

According to a news release from the City of Ithaca, the incident started around 11:00 p.m. when Officer Anthony Augustine tried to stop an allegedly stolen vehicle in the West Hill area of the city. A short foot chase ensued after the suspect abandoned the vehicle. Augustine was reportedly shot as he approached the suspect.

The suspect, whose name has not been released, was arrested by members of the Ithaca Police SWAT team around 5 a.m. Friday morning.

Officer Augustine, a five-year veteran of the Ithaca Police Department, was taken to a local hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery. His condition and the extent of his injuries is not known at this time.

Anyone with any information on this case should contact 911 or call this number (607) 697-0333.

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