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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Sheriff's Office investigating Fort Ann death involving firearm


Date of Incident: Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Time of Incident: 5:16 PM

Incident Location: Charles Street

Township: Fort Ann

INCIDENT SUMMARY: According to Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy, on Wednesday August 16, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported juvenile male subject with a gunshot wound at a residence in the Village of Fort Ann.

Lifesaving aid was provided to the male victim, and he was transported to Glens Falls Hospital by Fort Ann EMS. The victim was later pronounced deceased. An investigation into the incident details determined that the subjects on scene along with the victim were all juveniles. One of the juveniles on scene was identified as a 17-year-old male, who was responsible for discharge of the weapon. The male was charged with Manslaughter 2nd, a class C felony and Reckless Endangerment 2nd, a class A misdemeanor. 

The subject was arraigned in the Washington County Youth Arraignment and was released to his guardians on probation supervision. Due to the age of the individuals’ involved names are not being released.

Officer (s) Handling the Investigation: S/ Inv. H. Spiezio; Investigator C. Sullivan; Investigator K. Paddock

ASSISTING AGENCIES: New York State Police Greenwich/Granville ; New York State Police Major Crimes; Washington County District Attorney’s Office; Fort Ann EMS; Fort Ann Fire

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