Fatal police shooting of 17-year-old under investigation in Jamesville

Police officers assisting a psychiatric crisis team shot and killed a 17-year-old after he appeared to point a handgun at them, police said.

Posted: Mar 5, 2021 2:52 PM
Updated: Mar 5, 2021 3:31 PM

JAMESVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - Police officers assisting a psychiatric crisis team shot and killed a 17-year-old after he appeared to point a handgun at them, police said.

The unidentified male was shot Thursday afternoon by officers responding to a home on Apulia Road in Jamesville.

Local sheriff’s deputies, state troopers and officers with the DeWitt Police Department were assisting a psychiatric mobile crisis outreach team with an uncooperative 17-year-old patient.

Police say the suspect fled on foot and when officers approached him, he raised and pointed what appeared to be a handgun at the officers. The officers fired and struck the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

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