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Alleged gunman hospitalized, trooper treated after shootout

A New York State Trooper was injured in the leg by a gunman who allegedly opened fire after police stopped to check his parked car in Tupper Lake early Thursday morning. The trooper was later released from the hospital, while the shooting suspect was listed in critical condition. As Chris Knight reports, police say the investigation is still in its early stages.  Go to full article

Friendly fire now blamed for trooper's death

The state trooper killed Wednesday in the search for 23-year-old fugitive Travis Trim may have died from friendly fire, according to a state police spokesman.
Trim holed up inside a house in the Catskill Mountains a day after allegedly shooting and wounding another trooper.
David Brinkerhoff was in the middle of what authorities now describe as a chaotic fire fight outside the house and a bullet from a colleague's gun may be responsible for the trooper's death.
Questions - and blame - are swirling over the arrest warrant issued in December for Trim.
After being convicted in 2005 of misdemeanor charges for petit larceny, Trim violated his probation by allegedly drinking and using drugs.
St Lawrence County Probation Director Francine Perretta says no one knows where the warrant went, but it never made it to police.
Jonathan Brown asked her if this case will change the way the county handles warrants.  Go to full article
Travis Trim, age 23, is believed dead
Travis Trim, age 23, is believed dead

North Country man accused of killing Trooper believed dead

State police believe that a body found in a burned farmhouse is that of a North Country man accused of shooting three state policemen. Travis Trim, age 23, was the subject of a manhunt that began on Tuesday. He was apparently cornered in the house in Margaretville, in Delaware County south of Albany. The blaze began during a stand-off, after state police fired non-incendiary smoke bombs into the home. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
Travis Trim, age 23 (Photo provided by NYS Police)
Travis Trim, age 23 (Photo provided by NYS Police)

North Country man targeted by statewide manhunt following trooper shooting

A North Country man has been accused of killing one New York state police officer and wounding two others in the Catskills region. The hunt for suspect Travis Trim of North Lawrence in St. Lawrence County started yesterday after Trooper Matthew Gombosi was shot during a traffic stop. This morning, two more state troopers who had been searching for Trim were shot. State police now say one of them, 29-year-old David Brinkerhoff, has since died. The other, Richard Matteson, was transferred to an Albany hospital. There's no word on his condition. Travis Trim is also alleged to have stolen a van in Canton over the weekend. As David Sommerstein reports, state police in the North Country are involved in the investigation.  Go to full article

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