Sunday, January 11, 2009

I-90 Shoot-Out

From the Times-Union: Chaos, gunfire on I-90

EAST GREENBUSH — A cab ride from Connecticut ended in chaos and gunfire on Interstate 90 Saturday afternoon as people abandoned their vehicles and ran for cover during a gunfight between police and a taxi passenger.
The Southern Rensselaer County SWAT team was training nearby when the shootout started and responded, McNally said. He said it was his understanding that one of the SWAT team members shot the man.
Officers from the State Police, East Greenbush, Schodack, Rensselaer and Rensselaer County sheriff's departments were at the scene.

From the Troy Record: Shots shock travelers, snag traffic

Officers from the Rensselaer Police Department were also called in to assist State Police and reportedly apprehended a separate individual around the same time in the woods behind a Home Depot off of Route 4, according to scanner reports.

UPDATE (Sunday Evening): Police identify man involved in shootout
EAST GREENBUSH -- The Connecticut man who turned I-90 into a gun battle was clinging to Life Sunday at an Albany hospital.

Darryl O. Brown, 22, of Hartford, was shot multiple times by police at about noon Saturday after he fired on a state trooper who stopped the cab in which he was riding, state police said Sunday.

UPDATE 2: CNN Video on YouTube

UPDATE 3: Troy Record: Motive Still a Mystery

Capital News 9: State Police release more details on I-90 shootout
Includes a video of the entire New York State Police press conference, but you can see the video clip from the trooper's dashboard camera more easily at the Times-Union.

UPDATE JAN. 19: I-90 gunman may have fled Conn. robbery

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