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Poughkeepsie Shooting


Poughkeepsie shooting (CNN) - A veteran police officer died of his injuries Friday after a shootout in Poughkeepsie, New York, according to the Poughkeepsie Police Department. The name of the deceased employee, a veteran of 18 years, the department has not been released pending notification of relatives.

Another police had been treated for small injuries, Vasser Medical Center in Poughkeepsie Police Chief Ronald Knapp said during a press conference Friday afternoon. "Today is the worst day of our city has seen perhaps in our history," said Mayor Mike Tkazyik.

Two other people died in the incident. The alleged murderer died from gunshot wounds at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, according to spokesman Greg Zurawick hospital. Another victim, an unidentified woman was also hit, according to Knapp. Is considered as the alleged murderer of women.

The Director of the deceased suffered a single bullet in the head after Knapp.

A confrontation began around 13 pm Friday after authorities received reports of a shooting in Poughkeepsie a small parking lot. An officer noticed a man fled the shooting with a child in her arms and tried to confront the man.

The police are not yet releasing the name of the agent of 44 years, until all family members are informed. He was a veteran of 18 years in the department.

A press conference is scheduled today in Poughkeepsie, in City Hall, 62 Civic Center Plaza.

Outside, the night Police Department Friday was a flag at half mast in memory of an officer killed doing his job.

"Today is probably the worst day in our city has seen perhaps in our history," said Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik.

The officer, a 18-year veteran whose name was not immediately released, was shot in the head during a terrible scene in the Poughkeepsie train station after responding to the shooting, the two CBS Sean Hennessey reports.

"He saw the object in the scene to leave the baby in her arms" Poughkeepsie Police Chief Ron Knapp said.
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