MADISON, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — New York State Police are investigating a deputy-involved shooting in the Chittenango Falls State Park where one man was shot.
State Police, State Park Police and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to the park for a reported man with a weapon.
Officers said they found Timothy J. Bodley, 37, inside the park making suicidal threats. Law enforcement officers attempted to calm him and speak with him.
Bodley allegedly continued to threaten officers with what appeared to be a handgun.
After nearly an hour of verbal threats, Bodley allegedly raised his weapon at deputies, causing one Madison County Sheriff’s Office deputy to fire his weapon.
The deputy hit Bodley in his lower abdomen and leg. From there, it turned into a rescue as Sheriff’s deputies, State Police and park police scrambled to get down the falls and safely get Bodley up.
Bodley was airlifted to Upstate University Hospital where he is in surgery and listed in stable condition, according to State Police.
The deputies suffered minor injuries due to the rough terrain
State Police said they have had several run-ins with Bodley before. There have been three incidents in the last month, according to State Police.
At the request of Madison County Sheriff Todd Hood, State Police have taken over investigating this officer involved shooting.
If you have information that can help State Police with their investigation then call 315-366-6000.