ALBANY, NY - Police Chief Steven Krokoff sat down with reporters on Friday to share what he knew about the fatal shooting involving an officer.
Earlier on Friday afternoon, Krokoff tried to give information on the shooting at an open press conference to lay out the facts of what is known to have happened on South Pearl Street. However the mood became volatile as members of the community demanded answers to questions.
He says at this point he knows few details about what happened because the investigation is still in its infancy. What police do know is that 19-year-old Nahcream Moore died on Thursday night after a shooting that involved a city officer. Police say Moore allegedly exited the car during a traffic stop and pulled a handgun on the officers. One of the officers then discharged his handgun and hit Moore. He was taken to Albany Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Krokoff says they have met with Moore's family and sent them their condolences.
Krokoff defend the actions of police officers because they thought they did what was right at the time. He says that their actions were justified. The police departments first priority is to protect the community.
Krokoff says he understands the pain that family and friends are going through. He promises the community he will get to bottom of this, however he just needs time.