Major Richard J. O’Brien
Troop G Commander
State Police are currently investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred in the Town of Ballston shortly after 7:00 a.m. this morning.
Troopers initially responded to a Ballston residence at approximately 7:00p.m. on June 11, 2022, after a male subject was reported to have discharged a shotgun in a field near a residence and subsequently made suicidal statements to an occupant of the residence.
State Police located the suspect outside his residence a short time later, and the subject immediately fled inside. Troopers attempted to communicate a peaceful surrender with the 27-year-old male through the overnight hours with the assistance of State Police Crisis Negotiators. Attempts were unsuccessful.
Shortly before 7:00 a.m. members of the Special Operation Response Team approached the residence and attempted to direct the male to surrender. He then exited the residence brandishing a shotgun. He was directed by state police to drop the gun, and after disregarding the order, a member of the response team fired one round from their duty weapon, striking the man in the upper body. He was transported to Albany Medical Center by Ballston Lake EMS for treatment and is in guarded condition.
This is an active investigation. Information will be posted to the newsroom as it becomes available.