UPDATE: 2/9/22 2:35 p.m. — The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office has released more details related to the shooting. They revealed that Karen was shot two times: once in the arm and once in the face. She briefly spoke with detectives and indicated that Isaac Eames shot her.
Autopsies have also been completed by the Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office. Isaac sustained one gunshot wound to the head at close contact that is consistent with a self-inflicted wound. Troy also was shot once in the head.
The sheriff’s office also says that the gun used was Isaac’s issued service weapon and a total of 8 rounds were discharged.
UPDATE: 2/9/22 10:25 a.m. — Karen Eames (46) is now listed in “serious but stable” condition at Upstate University Hospital, according to a spokesperson with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office.
Karen’s family created a GoFundMe page Tuesday to help with hospital bills, cover the cost of funeral/memorial services for her late son, 21-year-old Troy Eames, and for her surviving son Andrew.
In less than 24 hours, more than $44,000 has been raised. If you’re interested in donating, click here.
UPDATE: 2/8/22 5:10 p.m. — Onondaga County Sheriff Gene Conway joined NewsChannel 9 Tuesday to detail what deputies found Monday morning when going to the home of an off-duty Onondaga County Sheriff civil deputy.
“We have every reason to believe that (Isaac Eames) was responsible, that he was the one that fired the weapon, both at his family members and then turned the gun on himself,” Sheriff Conway said.
A motive for the shooting is still unclear, but the Sheriff told NewsChannel 9 that they hope to talk with Karen Eames, the wife of Isaac, in the coming days. Karen has been upgraded from critical to serious condition, according to an Upstate University Hospital spokesperson.
You can watch the entire Sheriff Gene Conway interview in the video player below:
Update 2:00 p.m. Tuesday — Karen Eames, wife of the off-duty Onondaga County Sheriff’s civil deputy killed in a Monday morning shooting, is improving. She is now listed in serious condition, according to an Upstate University Hospital spokesperson.
Update 12:30 p.m. Tuesday — Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick has confirmed to NewsChannel 9 that Karen Eames (46) is Isaac’s wife and Troy Eames (21) is Isaac’s son.
According to an Onondaga County Sheriff’s spokesperson, as of Tuesday morning, Karen Eames remains in critical condition at Upstate University Hospital.
Update 5:30 p.m. Monday — Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office provided an update on Monday morning’s shooting.
The two victims in the shooting have been identified as 46-year-old Karen Eames and 21-year-old Troy Eames.
Isaac Eames, an off-duty Onondaga County Sheriff’s Civil Deputy was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting Monday morning inside of his home on Riverview Road.
Troy Eames died from his injuries at University Hospital Monday afternoon, according to Onondaga County Sheriff’s.
CLAY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a shooting incident that took place in the 4400 block of Riverview Road in the town of Clay.
Around 7:37 a.m., sheriff’s deputies arrived at the home of Isaac Eames, an off-duty Onondaga County Sheriff’s Civil Deputy, for a reported shooting with injuries. The sheriff’s office reported that Deputy Eames was pronounced dead at the scene and two family members were transported to the hospital in critical condition.
Detectives are actively reviewing information around the incident. The sheriff’s office reports that this does not appear to be a random act of violence and there is no threat to the public.
As of 5 p.m. Monday, the road is still blocked off and the investigation continues.