The New York State Attorney General’s Office is leading the investigation into the shooting death of a 17-year-old by a state trooper in East Bloomfield.
The incident occurred Wednesday night after the trooper responded to an anonymous tip about a potential threat at a residence on Route 64.
According to State Police, the teenager, who has not been identified and is not a student in the local school district, attacked the trooper with a knife, leading to the fatal shooting.
The investigation into the shooting is mandated by law to be overseen by the State Attorney General’s Office.
In their statement, the office detailed the trooper’s encounter with the individual, who allegedly charged at the officer with a knife, resulting in the trooper discharging his weapon. The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene, and a knife was recovered.
The Bloomfield Central School District Superintendent, Andy Doell, acknowledged the community impact of the tragedy, emphasizing the importance of support and unity during such difficult times.
NYSP update: Teen fatally shot in East Bloomfield after attacking trooper with knife
A New York State Trooper fatally shot a 17-year-old male in East Bloomfield on November 15 following a violent encounter, officials reported.
The incident, which occurred around 6:40 p.m. at 2283 State Route 64, began when the trooper was dispatched to investigate an anonymous tip regarding a potential threat to someone’s life.
According to the New York State Police, the trooper arrived at the scene to interrogate the teenager.
The situation escalated when the youth unexpectedly drew a knife and attacked the officer, leading to a physical struggle.
The confrontation intensified as the suspect, still armed with the knife, continued to assault the trooper, prompting the officer to use his service weapon.
The teenager was struck by gunfire and succumbed to his injuries.
The New York State Attorney General’s Office, in compliance with Executive Law Section 70-b, has launched an investigation into the shooting, collaborating closely with state police.
Authorities have emphasized that the inquiry is active and ongoing, with further details to be released through the NYSP Newsroom as they emerge.
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