AUBURN, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The State Attorney General’s Office is investigating the shooting in Auburn that resulted in police officers firing their weapons.
State law requires the Attorney General to investigate any civilian death involving law enforcement.
After officers responded to a home on Wheeler Street Tuesday morning, they were met with gunfire coming from an upstairs window, according to the Cayuga County Sheriff, forcing officers to return fire.
Sheriff Brian Schenk said that in the hours that followed, police tried but were unable to communicate with anyone inside.
He said that Auburn Police officers forced their way inside, where they found a woman dead.
Sheriff Schenck says the person found is 30-year-old Brandi R. Baida, who lived there.
It appeared Baida died as a result of a gunshot wound, Schenck said, but an autopsy will be conducted Wednesday by the Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the exact cause of death.
Currently an investigation is being conducted by the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office along with the NY State Police.
Additional resources were requested to the scene and entry into the home was made later in the day, including members of the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, and Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone who can help with the investigation is urged to call the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office at 315-253-1132.