VIDEO: Upstate NY Police Chief Shot, Suspect Found Dead After Barricade Incident

A New York police chief was rushed to the hospital after he was shot during a confrontation with a suspect in Orange County.

Police were responding to a domestic incident around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning when they exchanged gunfire with a person they’d been interviewing.

Town of Montgomery Police Chief Arnold “Butch” Amthor was shot and taken to St. Luke’s hospital in Newburgh with non-life threatening injuries, state police told ABC 7. He was struck in the upper shoulder and was conscious and alert when he arrived at the hospital.

The alleged gunman remained barricaded inside a home. Police found him dead from a gunshot wound inside the residence just before 3 p.m., police told News 12. Officers added it was unclear whether the man was shot during his initial exchange with first responders or if it was self-inflicted, the New York Daily News reports.

 

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