10 June 2021
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. 


Update 3: Just after 4:30 p.m., Jason Johnson was taken into custody near a river bank off State Route 79 in Colesville.  The New York State Police want to thank all the supporting agencies who assisted and the public who called with tips.  
Update 2: The trooper who was shot is identified as Trooper Becky Seager.  She is assigned to SP Binghamton and has been a member of the New York State Police for seven years.   Trooper Seager was shot in the hip area during the encounter with Jason Johnson Wednesday night.  Trooper Seager was removed from the scene by a Broome County Sheriff’s Deputy and in the deputy’s car to an ambulance then ultimately transported to Wilson Memorial Hospital.  She sustained non-life threatening injuries.  
Law enforcement did exchange gunfire with Johnson before he fled from the scene. 
Numerous law enforcement agencies continue to comb the area.  New York State Police, New York State Police SORT, New York State Police Aviation, Broome County Sheriff’s, Broome County SORT, Binghamton PD, Binghamton SWAT, Endicott Police, FBI, DEC, the Office of Emergency Management, Harpursville Fire Department are all assisting in the area.  Members from Colesville Ambulance, Superiour Ambulance and Eastern Broome Ambulance are all on stand-by in the area.    
Update: Law enforcement members continue to search the area in Colesville.  It’s possible that Johnson may be operating a 1996 Ford F-250 pick-up truck, blue in color with the NY license plate HZV7759.  If you see Jason D. Johnson or the pick-up truck, do not approach it and call 911.  
This is an on-going investigation, more details will be released as they are available.  A large number of law enforcement members are in the East Windsor Road area looking for an armed and dangerous suspect.  

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.     

You must be logged in to view this item.

This area is reserved for members of the news media. If you qualify, please update your user profile and check the box marked "Check here to register as an accredited member of the news media". Please include any notes in the "Supporting information for media credentials" box. We will notify you of your status via e-mail in one business day.