Breaking: New York State Trooper killed in line of duty

News media has now reported as Trooper Joel Davis preliminary details are that the trooper was fatally shot after responding to a domestic violence incident.

 

A state police trooper and a 27-year-old woman were killed Sunday night as part of an apparent domestic violence incident in upstate New York.

Trooper Joel Davis was responding to a domestic violence incident in the town of Theresa in Jefferson County. Officials say 27-year-old Nichole Walters was found dead at the scene. A suspect — identified as active duty Army infantryman Justin Walters — is in custody.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered flags on state buildings flown at half-mast in honor of Davis.

Domestic violence call

State police say at around 8 p.m. ET Sunday night, Davis responded to a domestic violence call in Jefferson County. While approaching the residence, Davis was shot once with a rifle and killed. Davis was 36 years old and lived in Evans Mills. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Officials say the alleged shooter, 32-year-old Walters, was stationed at Fort Drum.

Woman found dead at the scene

Police also found 27-year-old Nichole Walters dead at the scene. According to WWNY-TV, state police said another woman living on the property was also shot, but is expected to survive her injuries.

Walters later surrendered to other State Troopers without incident.

In a statement issued early this morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said "the entire New York family grieves today for Trooper Joel Davis."

 

Our Prayers and thoughts go to all Families involved.

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