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September 24, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

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Police arrest suspect in officer shooting

The Ithaca Police Department has arrested a man who shot a police officer around 11 p.m. Thursday near the West Village apartment complex on West Hill.

The suspect was apprehended around 4:50 a.m. by the Ithaca SWAT Team, according to a press release.

Officer Anthony Augustine, a veteran of 5 years at the IPD, was in surgery for his injuries as of 5:15 a.m.

Augustine was described as “conscious and alert” and was being transported to a trauma center at the time the press release was published.

In a press release issued Friday morning, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick said the officer was attempting to stop a stolen vehicle when a short foot chase ensued. Augustine was shot when he approached the suspect.

No update on his condition is known at this time.