24 December 2021
 

  NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
  Major Michael S. TenEyck
  Troop D Commander

  
 
PRESS RELEASE
 

UPDATE: On Friday, December 24, 2021, Trooper Andrew Gorinshek, Trooper Jennifer Greenwood, along with a member of the Dolgeville Police Department responded to 203 Mers Way, Dolgeville for the report of a domestic-related stabbing.

A preliminary investigation determined Carson Dobson, 24, broke into a home and stabbed the victim several times, then left the scene. 

Law enforcement located Dobson a short distance away from where the initial incident happened. 

The initial investigation showed he was armed with a knife and a sword.

Dobson refused to drop the weapons despite repeated commands from law enforcement and was tased by all three members. Despite being tased, the suspect continued toward the officers and threatened them. 

One member of the state police fired from their division-issued weapon, hitting the suspect.

The Trooper who fired his division-issued firearm is identified as Trooper Andrew Gorinshek.

Trooper Gorinshek is assigned to SP Herkimer and has been a member of the New York State Police since 2017.


UPDATE: On December 24, 2021, at around 1:04 pm, State Police and a member of the Dolgeville Police Department were called to 203 Mers Way, Dolgeville, for a report of a domestic-related stabbing. 

A preliminary investigation determined Carson Dobson, 24, broke into a home and stabbed the victim several times, then left the scene. 

Law enforcement located Dobson a short distance away from where the initial incident happened. 

The initial investigation showed he was armed with a knife and a sword.

Dobson refused to drop the weapons despite repeated commands from law enforcement and was tased. Despite being tased, the suspect continued toward the officers and threatened them. 

One member of the state police fired from their division-issued weapon, hitting the suspect.

Dobson died at the scene.

The initial victim was taken to a local hospital to be treated for their injuries and is expected to be okay. 

The Attorney General’s Office was notified, responded, and now investigating. 

The investigation into the stabbing and officer-involved shooting continues. 


State Police investigating an officer-involved shooting in Herkimer County.

On December 24, 2021, at around 2:00 pm, State Police responded to Mers Way in Dolgeville for the report of a stabbing. 

A preliminary investigation determined that during the call a member of the state police discharged their Division-issued firearm, striking the suspect.

The individual died at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

Updates will be posted on the online newsroom as available.

 

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