Two Officers Gunned Down During New York Shooting

[Photo Credit: by Highway Patrol Images.]

On Sunday night, in an upstate New York area, a suspect engaged in a wild shootout with a police officer and a sheriff’s deputy, resulting in the deaths of both law enforcement officers as well as the suspect.

The shooting took place shortly after 8 p.m. in Liverpool, which is approximately 6 miles north of Syracuse.

Two officers from the Syracuse Police Department made an effort to stop a suspicious vehicle earlier in the evening. However, the vehicle quickly left the area.

The officers traced the license plate to a residence in Liverpool. Additional Syracuse police officers, along by Onondaga County sheriff’s deputies, arrived at the scene and discovered what seemed to be guns inside the vehicle.

During an early morning press conference, Syracuse Police Chief Joseph Cecile reported that law enforcement personnel heard what appeared to be someone “manipulating a firearm” within the residence.

During the exchange of gunfire, one of the two Syracuse police officers who initially tried to stop the vehicle was fatally struck, along with a deputy from the sheriff’s department.

Both individuals were swiftly transported to a hospital in close proximity, where they were officially declared deceased.

The suspect was transported to the hospital and subsequently declared deceased.

The Post’s published photos depict a multitude of police and sheriff’s department officials standing in a row along the streets outside the hospital where the officer and sheriff’s deputy were transported.

These officials are seen saluting as law enforcement vehicles drive past.

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