Sheriff Kevin J. McConville reports a Deputy involved shooting in the Town of Southeast

At approximately 9:45 AM, Police Officers from the Town of Kent Police Department were dispatched to a domestic violence incident involving an apparent abduction. Putnam County Sheriff’s Office sent units as backups, and information concerning the incident was sent to all law enforcement personnel in Putnam County. The suspect’s vehicle was located in the Town of Southeast by Sheriff’s Deputies, at which time the suspect was observed violently using a knife to assault a female. To save the victim, the Deputies used deadly physical force to stop his violent assault. Lifesaving efforts were used in an attempt to save the suspect, but they were unsuccessful.

The Putnam County District Attorney’s Office has been notified, and the New York State Police are conducting the investigation. Sheriff McConville states, “I am grateful for the quick and decisive actions of our personnel, which saved the victim's life.”

The Sheriff’s Office will have no further comment on this matter at this time.