Binghamton police have identified 20 year old Roberto Garcia as the deceased shooter, from the shootout on the Memorial Bridge in Binghamton early Christmas morning. Garcia shot a female officer at point blank range, she was sent to an area hospital for treatment of an ear injury suffered in the shooting, Garcia fire 6 shots and a second police officer and a person walking along the bridge with Garcia were not injured, the second person was brought in for questioning & was released. Binghamton Police Chief Joseph Zikusky did not release the names of the responding officers as the department has received threats.
Governor Cuomo activated the State Emergency Operations Center to monitor the storm and any emergency needs. Representatives from state agencies are present to coordinate storm response efforts, including the State Police, Department of Transportation, Thruway Authority, Office of Fire Prevention and Control, Division of Military and Naval Affairs, DEC and the Department of Health.
The Chenango county sheriff’s department arrested 24 year old Scott Hartman of Norwich for 5th degree Criminal Possession of Marihuana. Hartman was processed at the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office and is scheduled to appear in the Town of North Norwich Court at a later date.
On January 1, New Yorkers are welcome to meet Governor Andrew Cuomo at the Executive Mansion. All adults over the age of 16 wishing to attend must have a ticket. Individuals that receive a ticket will be allowed to bring one guest and any minor children from their household. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are required and space is limited. New Yorkers wishing to attend should visit the Governor’s website to register at governor.ny.gov through 6:00 PM tonight.