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Grand jury finds trooper was justified in returning fire in incident that left Wayne County man dead

A Wayne County Grand Jury has ruled the actions of a state trooper in the shootout death of a Sodus man were justified.

Cody Cook, 24, was killed after shooting at New York State Trooper Matt Crosier. He also fired at an unarmed sheriff’s deputy during the incident, which happened on Jun 19th following a domestic incident.

Cook’s father had called 911 saying his son was inside and possessed a shotgun.

Police heard gunshots in the area and went to the home on Boyd Avenue, after meeting up with Cook’s father at a nearby restaurant to talk about his son.

Police established a perimeter and attempted to communicate with Cook using a loudspeaker.

Cook is said to have fired at the officers twice, and then after firing at them a third time – Crosier returned fire. Cook was found dead hours later when a SWAT team entered the home.

“Upon hearing the evidence and deliberating, the grand jury found that the New York State Trooper was justified in his actions,” District Attorney Mike Calarco said in a press release. “I wish to offer the family of Cody Cook my deepest sympathy on this tragic event. My office has now closed this investigation.”

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