JOHNSTOWN, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Police are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting that took place in Johnstown on Sunday morning. The incident occurred in the area of Washington Street and North Market Street.
On September 17 at 7:57 a.m., State Police responded to assist the Johnstown Police Department for the report of an officer-involved shooting. The preliminary investigation determined that Johnstown Police responded to an emergency call for an assault at a home on Washington Street.
According to police, Nathan Wood, 28, of Bleeker, entered the upstairs apartment without permission. When the property owner who lives in the downstairs apartment told him to leave, Wood allegedly struck the victim multiple times with a hammer.
Upon the arrival of Johnstown Police, Wood was confronted by an officer, but failed to follow police commands and reportedly proceeded to strike the officer with the hammer. The officer then discharged their firearm, striking Wood.
Wood was then transported to Nathan Littauer Hospital, where he was later declared deceased. The officer and the property owner were also transported to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The incident remains under assessment by the New York State Attorney General’s Office in conjunction with State Police.