Sheriff Milby gives update on officer involved shooting: Deputy retreated significant distance before firing weapon

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has provided an update on the officer involved shooting that took place on Thursday, March 31 in the town of Ontario.

According to a news release, deputies responded to a call in the town of Ontario from New York State Office of Mental Health for concerns about a client who was reported to be ‘unstable’, off his medication, and possibly intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle.

A deputy located the individual at a residence on Knickerbocker Road, where he became aggressive and approached the deputy with a weapon.

That’s when the individual failed to respond to the officer’s directions. After failed taser deployments, and a lengthy retreat- the deputy shot the man once in the leg.

First aid was rendered on-scene and the man was transported to a local hospital where he’s recovering from non-life threatening injuries.

The deputy was not injured, according to the sheriff’s office. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by New York State Police and the Attorney General’s Office of Special Investigations.

The investigation into the shooting remains active at this point.