Police officer fatally shot in upstate NY



September 4, 2014 3:15PM (UTC)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A Rochester police officer has been killed in the line of duty for the first time since 1959, fatally shot during a pursuit.

Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli said the officer was shot just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, during an exchange of gunfire with a suspect during a chase.

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Ciminelli says the suspect was wounded in the exchange and was in surgery early Thursday. He said a bystander sustained non-life threatening injuries.

None of the three was identified.

The officer was taken to Rochester General Hospital, where he died. The others were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital.

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Ciminelli said there are no other suspects and that an investigation was continuing.

He said more details would be released later Thursday.




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