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UPDATE: Man Shot by Police Identified


May 2nd UPDATE:

The individual shot by Canandaigua Police Monday afternoon has been identified. 34-year-old Thomas Johnson is at Strong Memorial Hospital and is listed in stable condition.

Police also offered up some additional details on Monday’s incident. Officers were called to the 7-Eleven on South Main Street for a suspicious person complaint. When officers encountered Johnson in an attempt to interview him, he pulled out what appeared to be a handgun from his front jacket pocket. Police ordered Johnson to show his hands, but he refused and started to walk towards South Main Street. Officers attempted to discharge their tasers without effect. As they continued to talk with Johnson, officers said that is when the suspect removed the handgun from his pocket and pointed it at an officer. A Canandaigua officer then discharged his firearm, striking Johnson.

An investigation determined the gun Johnson displayed was an Airsoft pistol. Johnson has been charged with menacing and was issued an appearance ticket.

5 p.m. UPDATE:

An officer-involved shooting Monday afternoon in the city of Canandaigua after police say they received a call about a suspicious person at a convenience store located at the corner of Main and Parrish Streets.

When confronted by police, the man was uncooperative and displayed what appeared to be a firearm. He was tased and when he tried to leave, the man pointed a firearm at officers. That is when police fired and struck the man, who was airlifted to Strong Memorial by Mercy Flight.  There is no word on his condition.

The investigation is being handled by New York State Police, Ontario County District Attorney’s Office, The New York State Attorney General’s Office, Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, and Canandaigua Police Department.

This is the second officer-involved shooting in the city of Canandaigua this year. On February 28th, Brandon Zurkan, of Warren, Pennsylvania, was shot and killed after leading police on a high-speed chase and pointing a weapon at them during a standoff.

The New York State Attorney General’s Office is continuing its investigation into the February shooting.

This is a developing story.  We will continue to update this story as more information is made available.

There is a heavy police presence in the area of Main and Parrish Streets in the city of Canandaigua.  State Police, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, and Canandaigua Police are all on the scene.

Witnesses tell us police have a portion of the road closed at this time and traffic is being rerouted. There is no word on what the police presence is for but we have confirmed there is no fire or vehicle accident in the immediate area.

Stay with Finger Lakes Daily News as we continue to update this developing story.

Photo: Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes Daily News
Photo: Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes Daily News
Photo: Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes Daily News


Photo: Nicole Chapadeau Reuter
Photo: Nicole Chapadeau Reuter
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