Press Release - Officer involved shooting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
06-13-2013 at 8:26 PM Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to 2945 Premption Street, in the Town of Waterloo for a report of a male out of control, arguing with another family member, the 911 caller further reported the male had been drinking and is on psychotrophic medication that was not working.
First arriving Sheriff's Deputies encountered Aaron Russ, age 40, of 2945 Premption Street, a parolee, who had just removed his electronic ankle monitoring device who was acting aggessively and appeared to want a confrontation with police. A uniformed Sheriff's Deputy attempted to calm Russ down, but he became more agitated and attacked the deputy. The Deputy deployed a less lethal taser which had no effect on the subject. Russ began repeatedly striking the deputy in the face with a closed fist. The deputy drew his service weapon and fired two rounds, striking Russ in the right arm. Russ was transported to Geneva General Hospital where he is currently being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The deputy, a two year member of the Sheriff's Office was treated at Geneva General Hospital for a concussion and released. The deputy has been placed on administrative leave pending completion of the investigation. Seneca Sheriff Jack Stenberg, Undersheriff Gary Sullivan and Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch were present on the scene. Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies were assisted by NYS Parole Officers, Geneva Police, Ontario County Sheriff's, Geneva and Border City Fire Departments.
NYS Parole has filed a parole detainer warrant against Russ.
The investigation is continuing.