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Apr 28, 1:33 AM (ET)
By MICHAEL VIRTANEN
(AP) Preston Felton, acting superintendent of the New York State Police, speaks during a news conference...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Friendly fire apparently killed a New York state trooper in a gunfight that erupted as he searched a farmhouse for a suspect in the shooting of a colleague, officials said Friday.
Trooper David C. Brinkerhoff was fatally shot Wednesday as he and six other members of the force's elite mobile response team searched a Catskill-area house where the armed suspect had holed up.
The 29-year-old and another trooper were shot by the suspect, Travis Trim, as the two entered the upstairs bedroom where the man had two guns, but it is one of the about 70 police rounds fired that officials believe killed Brinkerhoff.
The bullet from Trim's handgun hit Brinkerhoff's body armor, possibly knocking him down to one knee. Brinkerhoff, who was wearing a Kevlar helmet, was then shot in the back of the head with a bullet that may have been a ricochet, Felton said.
And 70 rounds to take down one suspect. What was someone saying earlier about Cho being a poor shot?
Likely they fired that many round in suppression fire so that the cops could move from cover to cover.