Friday, February 18, 2011

POLICE NEWS: Poughkeepsie Mayor: 1 Officer Shot, 3 Hurt; Gunman Dead

It's always sad when you hear stories like this, and makes you thankful everytime you come home safe..

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Authorities say a police officer was shot and the gunman killed in a shootout near a train station in New York's Hudson Valley. Three other officers were hurt, but police haven't said what their injuries are.

Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik tells the Poughkeepsie Journal the officers were taken to a hospital.

Greg Zurawik , a spokesman for St. Francis Hospital, says the gunman died at the hospital Friday afternoon. He says the man suffered a gunshot wound but he had no other details.

Tkazyik says the officers were called to the scene by a report of shots fired in a parking lot around 1 p.m. No other details were immediately available.

Poughkeepsie is a city of about 30,000 people about 70 miles south of Albany.

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