Ogdensburg police officer stable after being shot by another officer; Sheriff investigates what appears to be unintentional shooting

OGDENSBURG — An Ogdensburg police officer is in stable condition in Syracuse after being shot by another officer at the station on June 20.

St. Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the shooting, but no charges have been filed or names released at this time. It is also unclear whether one or both officers have been suspended.

Ogdensburg police said the shooting was believed to be an unintentional discharge of a firearm.

“Appropriate measures have been taken to ensure an impartial investigation into this matter. The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office will lead the investigation and the New York State Attorney General has been briefed and briefed on the situation,” Police Chief Mark Kearns said in a statement.

“The officer who was shot is in stable condition and is in a Syracuse area hospital. The department's thoughts are with the officers involved and their families as they deal with this unfortunate and tragic event,” indicates the press release.

The department's statement said that while the case is under investigation, Ogdensburg Police patrols will be supplemented by other agencies.

“The public should expect the possibility of a Sheriff's Patrol or State Police response within the city limits over the next several days,” the chief said.

“The Ogdensburg Police Department thanks the Sheriff's Office for their professionalism in conducting this investigation and assistance with shift coverage, as well as the Ogdensburg Fire Department and Volunteer Rescue Team of Ogdensburg for taking care of our members,” Kearns said.

Further inquiries regarding the incident were directed to the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office.

North Country This Week will provide additional information when provided.

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