01 January 2021
Major James M. Hall
Troop A Commander


On January 1, 2021 at 1:30 A.M., Troopers out of SP Olean responded to a violent domestic incident dispatched by Cattaraugus Sheriff’s Office (911) on Yubadam Road in Portville, NY.  After arriving at the residence and speaking with the victim, a male suspect, later identified as Ryan T. Ehman,40, advanced towards Troopers armed with a bow and arrow.  Troopers gave several commands to drop the weapon, and after he failed to comply a Trooper discharged his Division issued firearm, striking Ehman.  Ehman was taken into custody and transported to Erie County Medical Center via Mercy Flight for injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation, criminal charges are pending.

Updated information will be provided at a later time on this press release.

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