GLENVILLE, N.Y. >> Police say an officer has been wounded and a suspect killed after a domestic dispute turned violent.
A local TV station reported Glenville police were called to a home at about 11 p.m. Friday evening and emergency dispatchers said the man had a gun. Police say Brian Skinner came outside and charged the officers with a weapon, and police opened fire. One officer was injured and Skinner was killed.
“We are saddened to report that Orenda fifth-grade teacher Brian Skinner was killed last night in an engagement with law enforcement at his home,” a statement on the Shenedehowa Central School District website said. “The incident had nothing to do with his role as a teacher at Shenendehowa and is still under investigation by the Glenville Police Department. Please be respectful of the family’s privacy during this moment of crisis.”
It’s not immediately clear what type of weapon the suspect had, or whether the officer was injured by friendly fire.
The officer was struck in the abdomen and was stable condition after surgery, the station reported. Police Chief Stephen Janik told the station the officer should make a full recovery. The state police are investigating the case.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this story.
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