New York State Police are on a hunt Thursday for an “armed and dangerous” suspect accused of shooting at a soldier during a welfare inspection.
Jason D. Johnson, a 34-year-old man about 5 feet and 7 inches tall with “Iroquois-style” hair, was last seen in Colesville after the incident that took place in the city on Wednesday night, investigators say.
“He is considered armed and dangerous, do not approach him and call 911 immediately,” the New York State Police said in a statement.
SUSPECTED IN FATAL SHOOTING OF A RETIRED NIPD OFFICER CATCHED
Broome County Sheriff David Harder told WBNG overnight that a female soldier was shot after the suspect grabbed a rifle. A Broome County sheriff was sent home to inspect the welfare, and the female soldier responded as a reserve, he added.
State police later identified the soldier as Becky Seeger, who had been a member of its ranks for seven years.
“Police exchanged fire with Johnson before he fled the scene,” they added.
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Ciger suffered life-threatening injuries and was hit in the thigh. Further details of the shooting were not immediately available.
New York State Police say Johnson can now travel in a 1996 Ford F-250 pickup truck that is blue in color with the New York number HZV7759.