Man faces slew of charges after firing gun at officers in standoff

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DURHAMVILLE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — State Police tell NewsChannel 9’s Nicole Sommavilla that Justin Carter, 35, is in custody after locking himself in a barn in Durhamville, firing shots at State Troopers and Sheriff’s Deputies.

Carter now faces several charges, including attempted murder of a police officer, reckless endangerment of a police officer in the first degree, menacing a police officer, and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree.

State Police say a call came in around 12:40 p.m. Friday. Carter’s wife told them she received a concerning text from him and was concerned for his safety.

State Police closed Route 46 between Route 31 and Jug Point Road in the Town of Durhamville while the SORT team negotiated with Carter. He surrendered without incident after nearly five hours.

Route 46 reopened around 6:20 p.m.

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