Situation on 67 N. Little Tor Road ends with death of gunman

Unclear whether police bullets or self-inflicted gun shot caused his death

REPORT FROM CLARKSTOWN PD TO PUBLIC

The barricaded subject situation at 67 North Little Tor Road, New City, New York, has been resolved. The gunman was found dead from a gunshot wound.

The situation started at approx 7 p.m. and involved numerous efforts to resolve the situation in the most peaceful manner possible. The Clarkstown Police crisis negotiation team spoke with the male subject repeatedly in an effort to make progress toward a peaceful resolution.

After those were exhausted, and after having had the male subject fire at police personnel numerous times, resulting in a neighboring home being struck by a bullet, a decision was made to utilize gas agents in order to have the subject voluntarily exit the home without further conflict. Following this effort, the subject again began to fire at Clarkstown Police personnel who were deployed in the area.

At that time, one round of fire was returned by a member of the police department. After a period of inactivity a robot belonging to the Rockland County Sheriff’s Department was utilized to enter and explore the home. However, due to the debris and items in the home, the robot was not able to perform its intended function. Accordingly, a tactical entry was made by members of the Clarkstown Police Department Critical Incident Response Team.

The male subject, a 57-year-old resident of the home, was found to be deceased from a gunshot wound. It is unknown at this time whether the wound was self-inflicted or the result of the exchange of gunfire with police. This investigation is continuing and further details will be released as they become available.