Fatal I-84 Shooting: Man Tried to Enter NY Trooper’s Car
Traffic came to a halt on Interstate 84 in the Hudson Valley on Thursday.
A New York State Police press release confirmed an officer shot and killed a man on I-84 Thursday at approximately 1:55AM. Troopers were responding to a disabled vehicle on the highway by exit 5A in Montgomery at the time. Officers then left the disabled vehicle when they got a report of a man walking on the highway.
According to NBC New York, one New York State Trooper remained in the police vehicle as the other got out to speak with the man. It is unclear what the commands were of the police officer, but New York State Police said the man did not comply multiple times. New York State Police said the man made an attempt to enter the trooper's vehicle. When the man attempted to enter the State Police Vehicle, the trooper outside the car opened fire and shot him.
The man's identity is being withheld. He was taken to Orange Regional Medical Center and where he died.
Traffic was held up between 208 and 747 and the westbound lanes of I-84 were closed for hours, according to NBC New York. All lanes have now been reopened.