NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Todd O. Stratton
Troop C Commander
Update 5 6/11/21: Jason D. Johnson was arraigned this morning at Broome County Central Arraignment and Processing on two counts of Attempted Murder in the first degree, a class A-I felony. He has been remanded to the Broome County Jail on no bail. Other charges are pending.
Johnson shot Trooper Becky Seager in the hip area after troopers were dispatched to a suspicious person complaint in the Town of Colesville near the area of West Windsor Road and Thorn Hill on June 9. A second trooper sustained a shrapnel injury during the exchange of gun fire with Johnson.
At approximately 4:40 p.m. on June 10, Johnson was taken into custody near a riverbank off State Route 79 in the Town of Colesville.
Troopers received a tip and were able to get New York State Police Aviation in the air, along with troopers and other law enforcement on the ground and spot Johnson. He was taken into custody without incident.
Update 4: Trooper Becky Seager was released from Wilson Memorial Hospital Thursday. A sea of law enforcement members were there to support her as she was released to go home.
Original Release: On June 9, 2021 at approximately 8:36 p.m., Broome County Sheriff’s Deputies and members of the New York State Police responded to East Windsor Road in Colesville to check on the welfare of an individual.
A New York State Trooper was shot by the suspect. The trooper suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect is identified as Jason D. Johnson, age 34. He is 5’7 and approximately 160 pounds. His hair is longer than pictured and in a long mohawk style. Johnson was last seen in the East Windsor Road area near Thorn Hill. He is considered armed and dangerous, do not approach him and call 911 immediately.