State Police say 36-year-old Trooper Joel Davis, father of three, was shot and killed Sunday night in the town of Theresa in Jefferson County, near Watertown. Police say he was responding to a domestic call and was shot by a soldier stationed at Fort Drum. The soldier's wife was found dead at the scene. The suspect surrendered to police.
New York State Police say a trooper was shot and killed in the line of duty.
Trooper Joel Davis, 36, was shot Sunday night while responding to a domestic disturbance call in the town of Theresa in Jefferson County, near Watertown.
State Police are saying it was a soldier stationed at Fort Drum nearby who shot and killed Trooper Davis.
It happened on County Route 46 just after 8 p.m. Sunday. Investigators say Davis was approaching a home when he was shot once and killed.
State Police have also confirmed that the suspect in the shooting is identified as 32-year-old Justin Walters. Walters is currently stationed at Fort Drum as an active-duty infantryman. State Police say Walters surrendered to other troopers.
Troopers also say 27-year-old Nichole Walters, who was Justin Walters' wife, was found dead at the scene.
State Police say Davis, who was a resident of Evans Mills, leaves behind a wife and three children.
The investigation is continuing, and updates will be posted as we learn new information.