Off-duty parole officer killed in Canandaigua shooting

WROC-TV -  A spokesperson with the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision reports that an off-duty parole officer was involved in the shooting in Canandaigua at Pinnacle North Wednesday afternoon. 

DOCCS spokesman Thomas Mailey provided the following statement: 

"The Department is aware of a tragic incident involving an off-duty parole officer, who is now deceased. Although we are unable to comment due to the ongoing investigation, we grieve for the loss of one of our own. Any questions should be directed to the New York State Police."

The Canandaigua Police Chief says that gunfire was exchanged between an officer and an individual inside Pinnacle North Wednesday afternoon.

The police officer involved in the shooting was not hurt.

WROC-TV spoke with somebody who lives inside Pinnacle North, who described what it was like inside the complex. 

"My boyfriend comes home and he's like, 'there's a shooting. There's a shooting in our building on the second floor'," Devon Congdon said.

Congdon lives on the fifth floor of the Pinnacle North Apartment Complex and says at first, she didn't believe those words, but quickly confirmed the information through police officers. 

"I asked what happened and they said, it's just a shooting. We can't give any information."

 Congdon described the scene inside. "When I walked by into the hall, crime tape was everywhere. The cops were saying, if you leave you can't come back."

Canandagiua Police Chief Stephen Hedworth said the shooting involved an officer. The officer went to knock on a door inside the building and shots were fired.

"The officer was not struck. He is unharmed," said Hedworth. "At this point, the investigation has been turned over to the New York state police and Ontario County Sheriff's department to investigate the shooting."

The Chief was tight lipped about the rest. He did not say who fired shots or why. 

The 450-unit apartment complex is located on the lakeshore and opened to residents in April. Young Lion Brewing Company is located at the complex, as well. 


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