NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Darrin S. Pitkin
Troop D Commander
The New York State Police, the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, and the DeWitt Police Department are releasing the following timeline regarding the officer-involved shooting that occurred in Jamesville on March 4, 2021. The timeline is based on information developed from interviews with law enforcement members, witnesses, and a review of dispatch records:
12:24 p.m. – Carissa Albahm, mother of Judson Albahm, called 911 stating Judson Albahm had just taken off in a vehicle from their residence at 4372 Apulia Rd., after hitting her vehicle in the driveway and also after the St. Joseph’s Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program Mobile Outreach Team was there to speak with him.
12:25 p.m. – While en route, police units are advised that Albahm does own “airsoft guns,” but it was unknown if he had any with him. Police units were also advised that it was unknown if Albahm had any weapons on him or if he was impaired by any drugs and/or alcohol.
12:25 p.m. – Units advised that Albahm has threatened “suicide by cop” in the past.
12:27 p.m. – Units advised that the caller stated that they believe that Albahm is a danger to himself and that he does have a drug history.
12:40 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Police units begin arriving at the residence to speak with Carissa Albahm.
12:56 p.m. – Police observe Albahm running near the rear of a residence on Apulia Rd. and try to make contact with him.
12:56 p.m. – Police observe Albahm at the dead-end of Oschner Road near the train tracks.
12:57 p.m. – Police observe Albahm running northbound on the train tracks.
12:59 p.m. – Police observe Albahm walking towards the Department of Transportation Building located at 6877 County Garage Rd.
01:01 p.m. – Police locate Albahm in the Department of Transportation parking lot near the dam.
01:04 p.m. - Police observe Albahm holding a black handgun in his hands and begin de-escalation techniques in an attempt to have him drop the gun.
01:07 p.m. – Albahm runs away from Police, westbound towards Oschner Rd.
01:11 p.m. – Civilian workers outside of a work truck reported that Albahm pointed a black handgun at them and yelled at them.
01:13 p.m. – Police observe Albahm near the intersection of Apulia Rd. and Coye Rd. and continue de-escalation techniques while Albahm is still holding the black handgun. Albahm continues to run southbound parallel to Apulia Rd., across Coye Rd.
01:14 p.m. – Albahm is observed on another citizen’s back porch on Apulia Rd.
01:21 p.m. – Albahm is observed behind 4187 Apulia Rd.
01:22 p.m. – Police observe Albahm heading towards Timothy Dr. through the woods.
01:23 p.m. – 01:25 p.m.– Police engage Albahm in a wooded area behind 6414 Hedgerow Lane and continue de-escalation techniques and attempt to have him drop the gun.
01:25 p.m. – Albahm threatened officers by pointing the black handgun multiple times at them, which resulted in officers discharging their weapon.
01:25 p.m. – 01:45 p.m. – EMS was requested to the scene, and Police attempt trauma care and life-saving measures on Albahm.
01:45 p.m. – Judson Albahm was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Law enforcement recovered the Glock G19 Gen 3 .177 Caliber CO2 Action Pistol Handgun that Albahm possessed on the scene. One clarification: The recovered firearm is not an “airsoft gun.” The firearm, which is produced and sold by Umarex, is capable of firing steel BBs at a velocity of up to 410 feet per second. It is readily capable of causing serious injury or death.
Updated information on the officer-involved shooting that occurred on Thursday, March 4th, in Jamesville.
The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Judson Albahm from the Town of DeWitt.
The names of the four officers involved who fired their service weapons have been identified as:
- New York State Police, Trooper Corey Fike - 7 years of service
- Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, Sergeant Amy Bollinger- 20 years of service
- Town of DeWitt Police Department, Investigator Lucas Byron - 11 years of service
- Town of DeWitt Police Department, Investigator Matthew Menard - 5 years of service
stock photo of the Glock G19 Gen 3 .177 CO2 Action Pistol Handgun (https://www.umarexusa.com/glock-19-co2-airgun), which Albahm was armed with and pointed at officers at the time of the incident.
Officer involved shootings are either investigated by the District Attorney’s Office or the Attorney General’s Office. State Police, the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, and DeWitt Police are restricted on commenting further until such time the jurisdiction is determined. Please direct further inquiries to the District Attorney’s Office.
Public Information Officers:
Trooper Jack Keller- New York State Police
Sergeant Jon Seeber- Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office
Lieutenant Jerry Pace- Town of DeWitt Police
The New York State Police, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, and the Town of DeWitt Police Department continue to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred this afternoon on Apulia Road just south of Coye Road in Jamesville.
At approximately 12:24 PM, Sheriff’s deputies, state troopers and officers with the DeWitt Police Department respond to a residence in the 4300 block of Apulia Road to assist St. Joseph Comprehensive Psychiatric Mobile Crisis Outreach Team with an uncooperative 17 year old male patient. As officers arrived, the male suspect fled on foot armed with what appeared to be a handgun.
As officers approached the suspect, the suspect raised and pointed the weapon at the officers.
The officers discharged their service weapons, striking the suspect, who was pronounced deceased at the scene.
This is a multi-agency investigation and law enforcement officials continue to investigate the incident along with the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office and the New York State Attorney Generals Office.
The names of the officers involved are being withheld at this time.
Public Information Officers
Sergeant Jon Seeber-OCSO
Trooper Jack Keller- NYSP
Lieutenant Jerry Pace- DeWitt PD