Published on May 19, 2017 by Dark Horse News
Authorities say Maybrook Police Chief Arnold “Butch” Amthor was shot and a suspect is dead after a standoff ended in a shootout Tuesday.
Amthor was shot in the shoulder while responding to a domestic disturbance call at a home around 10:00 AM in the Village of Maybrook, 55 miles north of New York City.
Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police says Amthor is expected to survive.
The bodycam footage shows police officers talking with Anthony Bostick inside an apartment, before he shot Amthor. The video shows police firing several rounds back at Bostick.
Bostick refused to open the door and refused to cooperate with police, despite the police asking repeatedly for over 30 to 40 minutes for his cooperation. At a point when they believed he may have become suicidal, they entered the residence.
The police officer in the video is initially armed with a taser rather than a firearm. Another officer can be heard saying, “Go lethal,” at which point the officer trades the taser for his gun.
Bostick fired first, and then police returned fire.
Bostick was pronounced dead at the scene of an apparent gunshot wound according to a press release.