Saratoga County

State Police: Trooper shoots armed man after standoff in the town of Ballston Sunday morning


BALLSTON — State police on Sunday announced they were investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred following an overnight standoff at a Ballston Lake residence.

Troopers responded to the resident at approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday after receiving a report that a male subject discharged a shotgun in a field near a residence and subsequently made suicidal statements to an occupant of the same home, according to a news release.

The 27-year-old suspect was located outside his residence a short time later, and immediately fled inside his home. State police crisis negotiators were called in to help negotiate a peaceful surrender through the overnight hours, police said. 

Attempts for a peaceful surrender were not successful, according to the release.

Shortly before 7 a.m. Sunday, a special operation response team was called in an attempt to get the suspect to surrender. Police say the suspect then exited the residence brandishing a shotgun and ignored orders to drop the weapon.

A member of the response team fired one round, striking the man in the upper body, according to police.

The man was transported to Albany Medical Center by Ballston Lake EMS and is “in guarded condition,” according to police.

An investigation remains ongoing, according to police.

Contact reporter Chad Arnold at: 518-410-5117 or [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @ChadGArnold.  

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