CLIFTON PARK — The Saratoga County Sheriff’s deputy seriously injured in a shootout while serving a warrant Tuesday morning in Clifton Park was in stable condition Wednesday, his prognosis good, Sheriff Michael Zurlo said.
The deputy, whose name has not been released, suffered a shattered femur after being shot in his right thigh during the shooting, which also left one man dead, and had been in surgery at the time of a Tuesday afternoon press conference.
He got out of surgery Tuesday night, Zurlo said.
Another deputy was injured in the incident, hit in his chest by a bullet, but the bullet was deflected by their body armor.
Killed in the shooting was shooting suspect Anthony Zaremski, 23, the subject of the underlying investigation that led to the warrant, authorities said.
The warrant was one of four being executed in Saratoga and Albany counties as part of a six-month Drug Enforcement Administration investigation involving narcotics and weapons, according to DEA Special Agent in Charge Frank Tarentino III.
Officers from the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Operation Team and Narcotics Unit were serving a federal arrest warrant in conjunction with the DEA at 5:30 a.m. in the Fox Run Apartments complex at 100 Foxwood Drive in Clifton Park, and had announced their presence and entered the residence when they began to take fire, Zurlo said at Tuesday’s press conference.
Police returned fire.
One of the deputies injured had been with the department five years, the other for two, Zurlo said.
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