Officer in Albany injured in shootout; Suspect killed

Albany officer shot, suspect killed

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ALBANY, N.Y. — An Albany Police officer was injured and a suspect was killed in a shootout on Wednesday that happened while the officer approached a parked car.

Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins said it all started when the officer tried to pull over a car that was speeding but stopped chasing the car when he deemed it was unsafe. Later, the officer found the car parked on the edge of The College of Saint Rose campus.

According to police, when the officer walked toward the car, the suspect came out from behind the car and shot the officer in the leg. That’s when the officer returned fire, killing the suspect.

This comes day after an police officer and a deputy were shot and killed in the Syracuse area. It happened on Sunday night after officers tracked a vehicle to a home in the Town of Salina.