Knife-Wielding Oneonta Man Shot By Officer
Update on 4/7/21:
According to AllOTSEGO, the male shot by an Oneonta Police officer at a River St. residence yesterday was 23-year-old Tyler Johnson.
UPDATE as of 7:15 p.m.:
At this evening Oneonta Common Council meeting, Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig gave a brief update on the shooting on River St. in the city this afternoon with the following information:
Shortly after 1:00 pm on Tuesday, April 6, two Oneonta police officers responded to a domestic incident call at a residence where a woman and her child (approximately 2 years old) were being threatened by a 23-year-old white male, wielding a knife. He attacked the woman with the knife, wounding her. Based upon the male's violent actions, one of the police officers shot him in the chest twice to protect the child.
The male was medivacked to Albany Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries and died. The woman whom he attacked was treated for her injuries and is "ok" according to the mayor.
The officer who fired the shots was wearing a body camera which will be reviewed by investigators. This ongoing investigation is being conducted by the New York State Attorney General’s office in collaboration with New York State Police. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Reported at 5:28 p.m. today
This afternoon around 1:30 p.m. an incident on River Street in Oneonta resulted in a white male, wielding a knife being shot in the chest by an Oneonta Police Officer. According to AllOTSEGO, little details of this case have yet to be revealed by the police department but at 7:00 p.m. this evening at the Oneonta Common Council meeting, there will be a statement issued by Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig, detailing what took place.
At this point, all that is known is that the man shot was flown by a medivac helicopter to the hospital - which one is not known at this time. More details will be coming when released.
Tonight, to view the Oneonta Common Council meeting live and get details on the shooting today from the Mayor, you can watch live on the City of Oneonta YouTube Channel below...