Police chief shot in upstate NY, suspect barricaded in home

Police chief shot in upstate NY, suspect barricaded in home

Police chief shot in upstate NY, suspect barricaded in home

The man who reportedly shot Butch Amthor, chief of the Town of Montgomery and Village of Maybrook police departments, has been pronounced dead at the scene, announced Maj.

Investigators are still looking into the incident, but say it appears as though Chief Amthor's actions were justified.

On Tuesday it was unclear how he died with speculation that he was shot by a police officer. Scores of police officers were on foot in the area.

According to a law enforcement source, Town of Montgomery Police Chief Arnold "Butch" Amthor was shot and is now at St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh. Amthor doubles as town and village police chief.

In a subsequent press release from his office, Neuhaus said Amthor had been shot in the shoulder. The chief was said to be conscious and talking when he was taken to the hospital. Fortunately, he is expected to make a full recovery. A subject is barricaded in a residence at this time, according to state police.

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Troop F Commander Maj. His injuries were non-life-threatening. He did not identify the officer. They couldn't give an exact location of the scene, but initial reports indicated it was somewhere near Abbey Avenue.

Officials say Bostick barricaded himself inside his third-floor apartment, where he was later found dead.

State Police say the standoff is ongoing.

It was at that point when state police say the suspect and police exchanged fire. Police surrounded the home for several hours.

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