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

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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.


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.