Deputies to give update on deadly Geneseo shootout

Updated: June 30, 2020 09:51 AM
Created: June 30, 2020 04:24 AM

GENESEO, N.Y. (WHEC) — Deputies are expected to give an update Tuesday afternoon on a deadly tractor-trailer chase that ended in a shootout in Geneseo last month. 

The driver, Joshua Blessed, 58, of Virginia was killed after he was pulled over for speeding in Le Roy back on May 27. Deputies say he took off, ramming into police cars and shooting at them.


Blessed died after Livingston County Sheriff's deputies shot at the cab of the semi, and it went off into a ditch. 

Earlier this month, FBI agents said they found guns and pipe bombs in Blessed's home and car in Virginia. It's believed he was likely planning a large-scale attack.

Deputies are expected to hold a press conference Tuesday at 1 p.m. News10NBC will stream it live on

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