UPDATE: The Officers involved in the incident have been identified as Officer Chad King and Sgt. Jason Wells. Syracuse Police say Officer King fired his gun, shooting the suspect at least one time. Sgt. Jason Wells used a less-lethal shotgun during this incident. Officer King was hired by the department in 2008, and Sgt. Wells was hired in 2009. Police say both officers work within the Patrol Division, and are on paid administrative leave as the investigation progresses.
UPDATE: The man who was shot by police in the most recent officer-involved shooting is identified as Joseph Evans, 67. The male victim that was stabbed during the assault prior to police arrival, is identified as Aron Balcom, 25. The investigation is active and ongoing.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A person is listed in critical condition after charging officers with a knife at Madison Towers on Sunday, Syracuse Police said.
Police were called to a reported stabbing where a victim advised officers his roommate had stabbed him, officials said. Police went to the sixth floor to look for the suspect and went inside the apartment.
According to Police Chief Kenton Buckner, “an individual came around the corner with a knife in a threatening way to the officers. At that point lethal and less lethal weapons were deployed against the individual with a knife charging officers.”
The suspect was taken to Upstate Hospital and listed in critical condition.
Officials said there were no injuries to officers and multiple officers arrived on scene.
Buckner said he is told the stabbed victim has sustained non-life threatening injuries.