Troopers ID man shot by KPD

kt logoThe state police have identified the man shot by a Kingston Police officer late Wednesday night as 18-year-old Alex Jeffries of Kingston.

According to troopers, who are running the investigation into the shooting at the request of the Kingston Police Department, KPD officers responding to a burglar alarm at the Chase bank at the Kingston Plaza saw, when they got there, someone fleeing the rear of the building. A KPD officer (whom the release did not name) stopped Jeffries. Jeffries, the state police stated, “displayed a weapon and the officer fired one round, striking Jeffries in the abdomen.”

Troopers stated Jeffries was then arrested and taken to Albany Med for surgery. “The injury is not expected to be life-threatening,” the release stated.


The KPD and the district attorney’s office asked the state police to take over the probe, the release stated. Troopers said state police investigators and the Troop F Forensic Investigation Unit processed the incident scene and conducted interviews.

Anyone who might have witnessed the incident or has information is asked to contact the state police Bureau of Criminal Investigation at (845) 338-1777.

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