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Elmira man who was shot by police in Canandaigua faces menacing charges

Police announced the arrest of an Elmira resident in the city of Canandaigua after an indictment was handed up for menacing a police officer after a shooting this past spring.


Thomas Johnson, 34, was charged with one count of menacing a police officer.

The indictment stemmed from an incident on May 1, which happened around 1:30 p.m. on South Main Street.

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During the encounter, Johnson reportedly brandished what appeared to be a handgun and pointed it at the responding officers, leading to him being shot by a Canandaigua Police officer. After the shooting, Johnson was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The charge is a Class D violent felony and carries a sentence range of 2-7 years based on a variety of factors.

He was processed without incident and transported to the Ontario County jail for arraignment.