UPDATE: Police: Off-duty Troy officer fatally shoots man accused of stabbing woman


UPDATE: Troy Police have released more information, the story has been updated to reflect the new details

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Police are investigating after an off-duty Troy officer shot and killed a man accused of stabbing a woman.

The involved officer is Officer Adam Harbour. Officer Harbour has been with the Troy Police Department for over three years. His current bid assignment is within the uniform patrol division and, as mentioned by Deputy Chief DeWolf, Officer Harbour will be assigned to administrative duties until otherwise directed by the Chief of Police.

The incident took place at a two-family home on 17th Street in the City of Troy.

Just after 6 p.m. Thursday, police said a 25-year-old woman, who was the estranged wife of the man killed, was being stabbed by a male assailant. Officer Harbour, who lives on the first floor, heard the commotion upstairs and encountered Colin Davis, 25, Troy

Police said Harbour shot Davis once after telling him several times to stop and drop the knife. Davis died as a result of the shooting.

The woman who was stabbed was in critical condition at Albany Medical Center, her condition has been upgraded to fair.

The Harbour went to Samaritan Hospital to undergo an evaluation.

“We did make phone calls to the Attorney General’s Office, so they are on scene here,” Troy Police Deputy Chief Dan DeWolf said. “We called them to let them know what’s going on so they can see whether or not this is going to be in their purview or not, and that’s pretty much where we are at this point.”

Captain Steven Barker said, “Officer Harbour has demonstrated himself as a model officer throughout his career with no disciplinary issues. Our thoughts remain with him, the victim and all those others who have been affected by the incidents of last night. We will utilize our partnerships with local victim’s resources organizations to ensure all those affected receive the support they need.”

The Rensselaer County District Attorney was on the scene of the shooting and is working with the Troy Police and the Attorney General’s Office to determine if the AG will investigate the case.

“Both the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office and the Troy Police Department have and will continue to coordinate with the Attorney General as they process the incident to determine the applicability of the Executive Order. This is a tragedy that is best handled with transparency and cooperation, “said District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly, “a thorough investigation will continue as we await the Attorney General’s determination.”

Multiple witnesses have come forward to provide their observations. Any other potential witnesses are advised to contact the Troy Police Detective Division at (518) 270-4426 or the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office at (518) 270-4040.


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