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Deputy Injured, Man Killed in Midnight Shootout

Deputy Injured, Man Killed in Midnight Shootout

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April 28, 2010

LAKE GEORGE, NY — A man who fired a gun at a woman in Warrensburg was killed on Route 9 early this morning after he opened fire on officers who stopped his car, according to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

Patrick E. Penders, 59, of Bloody Pond Road got out of his car and started shooting after police pulled him over on Route 9 near Northway Exit 21, investigators said.

Two deputies were hit and officers returned fire, killing Penders. Deputies and state troopers were both at the scene.

One deputy was taken to Glens Falls Hospital for treatment of a minor wound to the abdomen. There was no information immediately available on whether the other deputy was injured.

The incident began after police were told that Penders fired a gun at a female acquaintance in Warrenburg.

It is just the latest in a series of Capital Region police shootings this year.

Howard Tucker, 37, was shot by police in Albany on Feb. 16 after he struck a city police officer with his car and dragged the cop before crashing into an iron fence at Quail and Spring streets. Police suspected he was involved in another shooting where a woman was shot in the face and critically wounded.

On March 20, an Albany County sheriff’s deputy fatally shot Marcos DeJesus Alvarez after the 36-year-old man lunged at the cop with one hand in his pocket and the other behind his back.

Meanwhile, in Schenectady two police officers were injured Feb. 21 when a suspect shot at them while they were trying to search a Maple Avenue home connected to a nearby homicide. A slug struck an officer’s equipment bag, ricocheted and struck another officer in the chest. The second officer was not seriously injured because he was wearing a bulletproof vest. Police did not return fire. Several men who lived at that home were later arrested in connection with the killing of city resident Ganesh Ramgoolam.

According to scanner reports from the Lake George shooting, Penders was shot numerous times.

The shootings occurred just after midnight.

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