16 January 2023

Major Kathryne M. Rohde
Troop K Commander
UPDATE: January 16, 2023: 
The State Police have released the names of the responding members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office required to take action on January 10, 2023, as Senior Investigator Randel Hill and Deputy Shane Haley.
UPDATE: January 13, 2023:

The State Police have positively identified the deceased suspect as Christopher T. Torres, 34, of Carmel, NY.


Southeast, New York - On January 10, 2023, the Kent Police Department began investigating a domestic violence incident which began on Amawalk Road in the town of Kent. 

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office who was assisting Kent PD located the suspect and victim on Fields Corner Road near Pugsley Road in the town of Southeast. The suspect, armed with a knife, was shot by the responding officers and pronounced deceased on scene. 

The female victim suffered multiple stab wounds and was transported to Westchester Medical Center in critical condition. 

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office notified and requested the New York State Police lead the investigation.  The New York State Attorney General’s Office was also notified. 

This investigation remains ongoing and will be updated as new information becomes available. 


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