A U.S. Army infantryman shot and killed his wife on Sunday night at his upstate home in northern Jefferson County. He also fatally shot a New York State trooper.
The trooper, 36-year-old Joel Davis was rushed to Samaritan Medical Center. State police superintendent George Beach II announced in a statement early Monday morning the death of Davis. The statement also said that Davis responded to a call of shots fired at around 8:09 p.m. on Sunday during a domestic dispute at 34371 County Route 46 in the Town of Theresa, Jefferson County. Davis was shot once and killed while he was approaching the residence.
The suspect is 32-year-old Justin Walters. He surrendered to other State Troopers without incident. Walters is an active duty Army infantryman assigned at Fort Drum.
A female victim was also discovered dead at the scene. The authorities opted not to release her identity yet pending notification of relatives.
Davis is from Evans Mills, NY. He graduated from the 199th session of the Basic School on May 29, 2013, and was first assigned to Troop D, SP Watertown, before being assigned to his current post at SP Philadelphia. He is survived by his wife and three children.
Davis was a four-year veteran of the force.
Another woman was also shot and wounded with minor injuries.
The authorities are still investigating the incident.
Just last week, Officer Miosotis Familia, a 13-year veteran of the NYPD, was shot and killed while sitting in a mobile command post in the Bronx.