Oct. 4—State police have confirmed a man was killed in Walton during a shooting involving a Walton police officer.
According to a media release, State Police and the New York State Attorney General's Office are investigating the Monday morning shooting.
The report said an officer from the Walton Police Department was dispatched around 3:30 a.m. to a mental health call at a residence on Griswold Street in the village of Walton. The officer made contact with a man inside the residence. While speaking with the man, the male pointed what was believed to be a gun at the officer, the release said.
The officer retreated and the man followed, "ignoring multiple commands to drop his weapon," according to the release. The man again pointed the suspected gun at the officer, who then fired his duty weapon and struck the man. The officer called for EMS and rendered emergency aid to the man, who was later pronounced deceased at the scene, the report said.
Police said their investigation is ongoing and further updates will be provided.