NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Todd O. Stratton
Troop C Commander
The officer is identified as Sergeant Ralph Pajerski of the City of Oneonta Police Department.
Further details and questions should be directed to the New York State Attorney General’s Office.
The State Police is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the city of Oneonta.
On April 6, 2021, at approximately 1:25 p.m., the Oneonta Police Department responded to a report of a domestic incident on River Street in the city of Oneonta. Police encountered a male subject armed with a knife. During the course of the engagement with the subject, an officer fired his duty weapon, striking the subject. The subject was airlifted to Albany Medical Center, where he is undergoing treatment.
The circumstances of the incident are under investigation. Any further updates will be released here on the online newsroom.