Police ID dead suspect in shooting of Upstate NY police chief

New York Police Chief Shot At Domestic Call

Officials say Chief Arnold "Butch" Amthor was wounded around 9:20 a.m. Tuesday in the village of Maybrook, 55 miles (88 kilometers) north of New York City. Police officers searched his house that morning, apparently looking for the shooter, and later asked his son to leave the house as they cleared the surrounding area.

Police haven't identified the man or said how he died.

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The suspect is now barricaded in a residence, which was still ongoing later Tuesday morning with New York State Troopers on the scene.

The Associated Press reported Amthor was shot while responding to a domestic disturbance. "However, this incident serves as a reminder of the dangers of police work and how deserving of our support and encouragement law enforcement is".

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Troop F Commander Maj. They couldn't give an exact location of the scene, but initial reports indicated it was somewhere near Abbey Avenue.

State Police say the standoff is ongoing. State troopers, State Police investigators, and a negotiator were on the scene after the mid-morning shooting.

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Officials say Bostick barricaded himself inside his third-floor apartment, where he was later found dead. Police surrounded the home for several hours.

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