State Police investigate officer-involved shooting in Town of Lee

Authorities said a state trooper was forced to draw his weapon and fire when a male subject came at EMS and the trooper with a weapon.

Posted: Apr. 16, 2019 9:53 PM
Updated: Apr. 18, 2019 2:39 PM

TOWN OF LEE, N.Y. – New York State Police and the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in the Town of Lee.  Authorities said a state trooper was forced to draw his weapon and fire when a male subject came at EMS and the trooper with a weapon.

The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at a home along Golly Road in the Town of Lee when EMS and troopers were responding to a drug overdose.

Trooper Jack Keller said the man, 24, who was shot - was rushed to Rome Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. EMS and the trooper involved in the incident were not hurt.

The name of the trooper and the man who was shot have yet to be released.

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