Update on New York State Police Investigator shot on May 4
A New York State Police Investigator who was shot in the abdomen while on duty on May 4 was scheduled to be released from the hospital today.
Investigator Gary Baldwin of SP Canton (Troop B) was scheduled to be released from Hepburn Hospital in Ogdensburg today, 11 days after being shot while on duty. Investigator Baldwin suffered a fractured pelvis and other injuries when he was shot once with a 30-06 caliber rifle.
The Investigator, along with Trooper Paul Carner of SP Ogdensburg, had responded to a residence in the town of Morristown after receiving a report of a man with a gun at that location. As Investigator Baldwin and Trooper Carner interviewed the delusional man, Steven Clookey, the man obtained a rifle, shot the Investigator and then pointed the rifle at the Trooper.
Investigator Baldwin and Trooper Carner returned fire, and Clookey later died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Trooper Carner was not injured in the incident.