Trooper involved in shooting in Hamilton County
ARIETTA — A state police trooper was involved in a shooting in Hamilton County, according to a news release from state police.
According to state police, at approximately 8:48 p.m. Tuesday, troopers from the Mayfield barracks were dispatched to a single-family residence on Old Piseco Road in the town for a person experiencing mental health issues.
Upon arrival, Trooper Ryan Mousaw began interviewing the resident, 55-year-old Daniel E. Condon, who state police said was exhibiting signs of instability. When Mousaw tried to transport him to the hospital for evaluation, Condon began to struggle with the him.
Mousaw attempted deploy his division issued TASER, but was unsuccessful, the release stated. Condon subsequently struck Mousaw in the head with a hatchet, causing a laceration.
State police said after Condon ignored verbal commands to drop the hatchet, Mousaw discharged his division issued pistol, striking Condon.
Mousaw, while injured himself, immediately rendered first aid to Condon and attached an automatic electronic defibrillator, but was unable to resuscitate him.
When assistance arrived on scene, Mousaw was transported to Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville. He was treated for a head laceration and a sprained right arm, and right wrist. He has since been released.
State police are set to hold a press conference about the incident at 1:30 p.m.