New York state trooper killed responding to domestic dispute, official says

A New York state trooper was killed responding to a domestic disturbance, an official said.  (New York State Police/Facebook)
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A New York state trooper was shot and killed responding to a domestic disturbance call Monday and the suspected gunman is also dead, an official told The Associated Press.

The trooper, who wasn’t immediately identified, was on the scene of a domestic dispute south of Corning, near the Pennsylvania border.

The suspect wasn’t immediately identified and the details around the domestic dispute weren’t released. It also wasn’t clear how the suspect died.

The shooting occurred near SUNY Corning Community College, which prompted a massive police response. The college said in a Facebook post there was no threat to campus.

“All offices are open. The State Police are investigating the incident and are using one of the College’s parking lots as a Command Center. All questions should be referred to the State Police,” the college said.

Since the start of 2018, at least 46 law enforcement officers across the U.S. have died while on duty — with 28 of the deaths caused by gunfire.

Monday’s incident marked the second time a New York state trooper was killed responding to a domestic call in just under a year. Trooper Joel Davis, 36, was fatally shot July 9, 2017, in northern New York by an Army soldier as he responded to reports of gunfire at the soldier’s home near Fort Drum. The soldier also killed his wife and wounded another woman before surrendering to troopers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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