At a news conference late this morning, State Police filled in more details surrounding the deadly officer-involved shooting that happened October 4th at Canandaigua’s Pinnacle North Apartments. They say Police Sgt. Scott Kadien called out Sandra Guardilola’s name when he first entered her unit while making a welfare check and got no answer. Police say he proceeded to the bedroom. State Police Capt. Carolyn Mullin says Kadien then saw the woman for the first time. She picks up the story from there.
Kadien fired three times, hitting her in the stomach, arm and neck. An ambulance arrived. She died minutes later at Thompson Hospital.
According to a news release sent by the New York City law firm Beldock, Levine and Hoffman, the family of Sandra Guardiola will hold a news conference tomorrow in Harlem joined by the Reverend Al Sharpton. The 48 year old parole officer was mortally wounded in an exchange of gun fire with Canandaigua Police Sgt. Scott Kadien, October 4th inside her Pinnacle North Apartment. Kadien went to the apartment to check on the woman after she hadn’t gone to work that day. When let inside, the two spoke briefly. State Police say Guardiola fired first. The law firm says Guardolia had been sleeping and was in bed at the time of the confrontation. State Police have now turned over the case file to the Ontario County District Attorney’s Office for disposition. The release identified Guardiola as Puerto Rican, the mother of two and a two time survivor of breast cancer.
Read the news release Guardiola Family – Press Release – 2017 10 26