Spokesman: Wounded police chief in stable condition

Posted May 19, 2017

A police chief has been shot in the Hudson Valley village of Maybrook while responding to a domestic incident.

State Police Maj. Joseph Tripodo says the chief's injury isn't life-threatening.

On Tuesday it was unclear how he died with speculation that he was shot by a police officer.

Before police announced that the suspect was dead, Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus, who was at the search scene, said officers had not had any communication with the shooter since the initial incident.

"Butch is a true gentleman who has dedicated his life to law enforcement", Neuhaus said in the release.

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Police Chief Arnold Amthor was hit in the upper right torso, shoulder area and is expected to be OK.

Amthor was struck while interviewing a suspect and was conscious and alert while being transported to the hospital, WABC reported.

The shooting triggered a massive police response, with officers carrying heavy weapons and long rifles. Police have not gone into the house and would not elaborate further on the standoff.

When they got there, Bostick pulled a gun and shot the chief, who was rushed to St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh for treatment.

Maybrook is 67 miles away from New York City.