Man Shot And Killed By Police After Wales Stand-off [UPDATE]
Police have released the identity of a man who was shot and killed by State Police after a stand-off in the town of Wales.
Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says the incident started when police were called to a residence on Route 132 Sunday night for a domestic violence incident. Police say a shot had allegedly been fired at a woman who was not injured.
State Police negotiators and members of the tactical team responded and tried to make contact with 54-year-old William N. Derick for several hours at his mobile home at 485 Pond Road. At around 3:30 this morning, there was an armed confrontation and the man was shot and killed by a member of the tactical team, who's been identified as James MacDonald. No police officers were hurt.
Now, the Attorney General's Office will investigate the incident, which is standard procedure for all police-involved shootings. MacDonald has been placed on paid administrative leave while the review is conducted. Derick's body was taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office for autopsy.
We'll update this story as more details become available.