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Written by WBTA STAFF on April 12, 2018
Genesee County deputy ends threat of an armed suspect with a single shot.
A Genesee County Sheriff’s deputy responded with force after an armed suspect ignored commands to drop his weapon and pointed his gun at the officer.
The suspect was shot and killed late Last night in the parking lot of the Log Cabin Restaurant on Gilmore Road in Pembroke.
Law enforcement were called to a report of shots fired at the restaurant shortly before 11 last night according to Undersheriff Gregory Walker.
After arriving at the scene police immediately encountered the armed suspect in the parking lot who then failed to respond to commands, turned and pointed a gun at one of the responding deputies.
Walker said the suspect was killed with one shot.
The name of the suspect or the deputy who fired the fatal shot have yet to be released.
Undersheriff Walker said the case has been turned over to the State Police for an independent investigation.
More information is expected to be released later today.
A Possible motive revealed in the indictment of a former Wyoming County deputy charged with murder.
60 year old Joseph Mlyniec was arraigned yesterday for allegedly gunning down Robert Irvine the Third in the driveway of his home in Perry last month.
He has been accused of killing Irvine to keep sexual abuse allegations from being reported according to information in the indictment.
It isn’t clear who the alleged sex abuse victim was.
Mlyniec pleaded not guilty to murder and intimidating a witness, and was sent back to jail.
First-time candidate for New York Governor Cynthia Nixon is adding the legalization of marijuana to her campaign issues.
She released a video in which she claims while marijuana has been effectively legalized for white people, blacks and Latinos continue to face arrest.
Nixon also says legalizing weed will generate millions in tax dollars and create agricultural opportunities throughout the state.
The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce is offering advice on how a small business can deal with an active shooter situation.
Two Genesee county Sheriff’s Deputies will host the workshop a week from today at the chamber office on Park Road.
Chamber President Tom Turnbull says the workshop will help businesses form a plan they hope never to use.
The state DOT has begun construction on the $1.4 million replacement of the bridge carrying Bethany Center Road over U.S. Route 20.
The project will replace the 86 year old bridge with upgraded guiderails, pavement markings, and signage.
An average 15-hundred vehicles use the bridge every day.
Bethany Center Road will close for approximately five months during the construction which is scheduled to be completed this fall.