Man dies after being shot by Walton cop

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Authorities say a man was pronounced dead shortly after being injured by a police officer in Delaware County.

According to New York State Police, a police officer from the village of Walton was sent to a home on Griswold Street around 3:30 a.m. Monday.

The press release indicates that the agent made contact with a man who was inside the residence.

Police then said the man “pointed what was believed to be a gun at the officer.”

The policeman would then have retreated. According to published information, “the man followed, ignoring several commands to drop his gun.”

The man allegedly pointed the “suspected weapon” at the officer. The officer then shot the man.

The man – whose name has not been released – was pronounced dead at the scene.

State police and the attorney general’s office are investigating the shooting.

Walton Police Chief Joseph D’Addezio could not be reached for comment on Monday afternoon.

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: [email protected] or (607) 772-8400 ext 233.

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