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Police chief shot in upstate NY; suspect barricaded, cops say

Authorities have confirmed that a man who shot a police chief during a standoff in Orange County fatally shot himself.Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler says 28-year-old Anthony Bostick was killed by a police officer in a shooting that appears justified.Chief Arnold “Butch” Amthor was shot in the shoulder, taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh and is expected to survive, Orange County officials told Fox News.Michael Gailie, an Abbey Avenue resident who lives a couple doors away from the home where the shooter was believed to be located, said police had evacuated homes in the neighborhood and closed off Abbey Avenue and several other roads.A man suspected of shooting a NY village police chief in the shoulder and barricading himself inside a home has been found dead there.The shooting triggered a massive police response, with officers carrying heavy weapons and long rifles.State Police Maj. Joseph Tripodo says the chief’s injury isn’t life-threatening. The standoff with the suspect is said to be ongoing.It was at that point when state police say the suspect and police exchanged fire. The suspect is barricaded in his home in the town of Maybrook.

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