Press conference on fatal Pembroke shooting leaves many questions unanswered

Written by on April 12, 2018

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office held a joint press conference with State Police regarding a fatal shooting involving a responding Genesee County Deputy at the Indian Falls Log Cabin in Pembroke.

State Police Major Edward Kennedy took a hard stance against prematurely releasing information…

It has been confirmed that the suspect was armed with a handgun and had discharged the weapon before officers arrived and at least once more after they made it on scene.

The initial report which came in before 11 p.m. last night described a male subject causing a disturbance at the Log Cabin restaurant and refusing to leave.

While deputies were in route another report came in that the subject had fired shots.

It was revealed that the man was yelling threats, provoking people to fight him outside in the parking lot of the restaurant and that he was asking “where are the police?”.

Undersheriff Gregory Walker did say that there were nine people at the restaurant that were still being interviewed and that no one inside was injured.

WBTA reported that the involved deputy fired a single shot ending the threat, however State Police would not confirm how many rounds were fired by either the suspect or law enforcement.

Undersheriff Walker said that body cam footage of the incident was being analyzed and that State Police are handling the criminal investigation while the Sheriff’s Office will be conducting an internal investigation.

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