Greene County man killed by State Police

UPDATED -- State Police investigate member involved shooting in town of Montgomery


 Major Pierce V. Gallagher

 Troop F Commander


UPDATE: State Police have identified the deceased as Luke H. Patterson, age 41, of Tannersville, NY.

State Police ask that anyone who may have information about Patterson or the events leading up to this incident to call SP Middletown at 845-344-5300.


On May 23, 2019, at approximately 1:55 a.m., State Police responded to a report of a disabled vehicle on I-84 in the town of Montgomery near exit 5A.

As Troopers arrived on the scene of the disabled vehicle, another call was received of a subject walking along the westbound shoulder of I-84, near exit 5.

The responding Troopers leave the disabled vehicle to respond to the report of a subject walking. When they encountered the individual, one member exited the troop car and engaged the individual in conversation, while the other drove the vehicle beside them.

A preliminary investigation revealed the subject was not cooperative with Troopers, and refused to comply with commands multiple times. When the subject made a movement to enter the Troop car, one member fired his Division issued firearm, striking the subject. 

The Troopers immediately called for assistance and treated the subject at the scene.

The subject, whose identity is not being released at this time, was transported to Orange Regional Medical Center where he died.

I-84 was shut down for a period of time for the investigation, but has since reopened to traffic.

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