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NYS Trooper Killed: Suspect In Custody

NYS Trooper Killed: Suspect In Custody

Davis, 36, was shot as he approached the soldier's residence, according to a statement from the state police.

The suspect has been identified by police as 32-year-old Staff Sergeant Justin Dean Walters, an active duty Army infantryman serving since 2007, who was stationed at Fort Drum.

His wife's name wasn't immediately released, but police said she was 27 years old. The couple had a small child. A third person, a woman who lived on the property was also shot. She was taken to Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown.

The president of the state police union said he thinks proper steps were taken on the dispatch leading up to the death of a trooper in northern NY. Walters was said to be in custody, according to the New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II.

"This murder in cold blood is a tragedy, and sadly it is the latest in a troubling series of attacks on police officers over the past two years", wrote Sessions.

The Daily News reports that Trooper Joel Davis was fatally shot while responding to a domestic call in upstate New York Sunday night.

Walters is a Fort Drum soldier, he serves in an infantry unit. Nichole met Justin Walters around the time she finished high school in Mattydale, Mikels said.

Davis previously worked for the county sheriff's office as a road patrol deputy. Walker has pleaded not guilty to the murder charges of his wife and his trial is set to begin on August 8, according to Sputnik News. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the state police's Watertown barracks before receiving his current assignment at the post in the town of Philadelphia.

Walters surrendered to other State Troopers without incident.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered flags on state buildings flown at half-mast in honor of Trooper Joel Davis.

State police say Trooper Joel Davis responded to a call of shots fired shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday.