An Onondaga County Sheriff's deputy responding to a domestic call was allegedly forced to shoot a suspect. It happened in the Town of Onondaga. Iris St. Meran has more.
ONONDAGA, N.Y. -- Sheriff's deputies were called to the Town of Onondaga for a report of a domestic incident at a home on Aitchison Road. When they arrived, there was a person sitting in a red vehicle in the driveway.
Sheriff Kevin Walsh said the suspect opened the door of the vehicle, got out and pointed a gun at the deputy's face. Walsh says the deputy retreated until backup arrived and the man ran inside the garage and a short time later, fired a shot. Deputies ran into the garage and say the unidentified suspect pointed a gun at them and that's when he was shot by the officers. His identity and condition have not been released.
No deputies were injured. Walsh said the man was the only one involved.
"He was alone in the vehicle. He had the rifle in there, he had the handgun in there and he had some ammunition in there. There was an additional rifle in the garage other than the one we saw initially," said Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh.
We expect to learn more about this incident Wednesday afternoon. The Sheriff has planned a news conference at 3:30 p.m.