CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – An officer involved shooting took place Tuesday afternoon and is being investigated by State Police.
Troopers responded to a 911 call of a man with a gun at 7 Cardinal Court in Clifton Park. Upon arriving at the scene, troopers encountered homeowner Douglas D. Stewart III in the yard armed with a loaded .30 caliber rifle.
According to State Police Capt. Steven James, troopers attempted to talk to Stewart to drop the weapon. When Stewart, 43, did not comply, a trooper fired his patrol rifle hitting Stewart in the abdomen.
Stewart was taken to Albany Medical Center to undergo surgery for a gunshot wound and is expected to make a full recovery. No one else was hurt.
Investigators continue to search for what may have started the incident.
“There is an underlying matter we believe in the preceding days that may have precipitated this event, but right now that’s premature,” James said.
Police spent hours processing the scene, and said there is no threat to neighbors.
Police said that Stewart will likely face charges, but that will be determined by the District Attorney’s office.