UPDATE: Trooper shoots man after suspecting he pointed gun at officers

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TOWN OF HASTINGS (WSYR-TV) — State Police are investigating a trooper-involved shooting in Hastings that happened Tuesday morning. The man who was shot is at Upstate University Hospital after surgery.

The incident started around 7:30 a.m. as a call for a stolen vehicle at a home on Canterbury Way, not far from the Village of Central Square.

Investigators tell NewsChannel 9 that when they tried to take the 25 year-old man into custody, he resisted and ran into the home. When troopers located the man, they thought he was pointing a handgun at them. One of the troopers fired their weapon, hitting the man several times. The man is now in serious but stable condition.

Neighbors tell us this is typically a quiet neighborhood.

“The first thing I saw an ambulance turn around and take off, I didn’t see them actually load the ambulance,” Dennis Peterson said. “I thought maybe there’s some kind of, ya know, a family fight or something like that, so I’m thinking the worst thinking someone got killed.”

The names of the suspect and the trooper involved are being withheld as the investigation continues.


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