Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on April 13, 2018
The Genesee County Sheriff’s office has identified the deputy involved in Wednesday night’s fatal shooting in Pembroke.
The deputy was Ryan Young, who has been with the sheriff’s office for two years and has a total of six years law enforcement experience.
In a statement released this afternoon, Sheriff’s William Sheron said law enforcement officers go to work every day knowing that they may be required to sacrifice their owns lives or take the life of another human being in order to fulfill their obligations to protecting the community. Deputy Young’s actions on Wednesday did just that.
Deputy Young shot and killed 61 year old Keith Kent in the parking lot of the log Cabin restaurant after Kent pointed a handgun in the direction of the officer.
The City of Batavia’s Economic Development Director, Julie Pacatte, has resigned.
Pacatte is taking a job with a private firm near Albany.
She has been with the city for almost six years.
Pacatte credited with being the driving force behind the Ellicott Station Project and for playing a major role in Batavia’s 10-million dollar Downtown Revitalization grant.
Prosecutors say a former Wyoming County sheriff’s deputy charged with murder was accused of rape. Court papers say 60-year-old Joseph Mlyniec may have killed Robert Irvine in Perry to keep sex abuse allegations quiet.
Investigators say Mlyniec may have led a bisexual double life.
The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory for Genesee County and most of Western New York from tomorrow afternoon through Sunday morning.
The weather Service warns of freezing rain and ice accumulation of nearly a half-inch.
Power outages are possible.