State Troopers block of Route 22 in the town of Hoosick (Photo: NEWS10)
HOOSICK, N.Y. – A Hoosick man is in critical condition at Albany Medical Center after a standoff with police.
The eight-hour standoff in Hoosick came to an end Monday afternoon after the suspect was taken to the hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
New York State Police, with the Village of Hoosick Falls Police Department and the Rennselaer County Sheriff's Department responded to a domestic dispute on State Route 22 in the Town of Hoosick on Monday morning in which the suspect, 44-year-old Keith F. Gates fired several rounds from a long gun out of the rear of the residence.
When police arrived on scene, Gates made threats toward himself and responding officers and refused to exit the home. State Police crisis negotiators tried talking with Gates for several hours, during which time Gates continued to refuse to exit the home.
Entry to the residence was initially made with the use of robotic surveillance equipment which located Gates in an upstairs bedroom with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The State Police Special Operations Response Team then immediately secured the residence and initiated life saving measures.
Gates was transported to Albany Medical Center by Cambridge Valley rescue squad where he is listed in grave condition.
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