Shooting in the Town of Pitcher
8/31/2012 (Updated 6:46:05 PM)In Chenango County, sheriff's thought they were responding to an accident scene.
When they got to the site at number 760, Rt. 23 in the Town of Pitcher Thursday evening, they found a man and a boy in a pick-up truck, which had stuck a mail box, and was entangled in a guy wire of a utility pole.
Then, the nature of the incident changed dramatically, when a male resident of the house came out.
The driver of the truck, 42 year old Patrick Ford II of Norwich, put a gun to the head of the male resident, and then fired at police officers.
"With stuff like this it does shake you up, but again we're going to investigate the incident, we're going to regroup we'll dissect this incident piece by piece. Again they responded to a traffic accident, the initial call was a traffic accident and how quickly things can escalate and always be prepared, that's one of the best and biggest things I can relay to the staff," said Chenango County Sheriff Ernest R. Cutting Junior.
Police found out later that the boy in the pick-up truck was the son of the Patrick Ford II, who fired the gun.
He was airlifted to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.
His condition is not known at this time, but he is expected to recover.
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