Police: NY Man Killed After Hitting Trooper With A Hatchet
(AP)-- State police say a trooper fatally shot a man who had struck the officer in the head with a hatchet at an Adirondack home.
Police say troopers were called to a house in rural Arietta for a report of a person experiencing mental health issues shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Police say Trooper Ryan Mousaw tried to take 55-year-old Daniel Condon into custody to take him to a hospital but Condon struggled.
Police say Mousaw shot Condon after he struck the officer with a hatchet and refused commands to drop it.
Mousaw was treated for a head laceration and sprained arm.