Troopers: Man pointed BB gun at police before being shot

State police say 25-year-old Robert S. Teeter of Hastings pointed a Bear River - BOA CO2 BB Pistol, seen above, at a trooper on Tuesday before being shot.

HASTINGS — New York State Police have released more details of a Tuesday incident in Hastings where one person was shot and several others charged with impeding the investigation.

The account of the incident released by Troop D Commander Philip T. Rougeux describes a violent scene the morning of Aug. 27, when troopers responded to the initial Oswego County 911 call for a stolen vehicle.

Shortly after 8 a.m., police said, Trooper Ryan Cooley located the allegedly stolen vehicle and followed it to a house at 3532 State Route 49, Hastings, where Cooley approached the driver of the vehicle and resident of the property, Robert S. Teeter.

In the driveway, Teeter, 25, took a swing at Cooley and retreated into the residence, according to police. Backup in the form of several more state troopers and Oswego County Sheriff’s deputies arrived shortly thereafter and the officers entered the house.

While in the house, police said they encountered Kimberly J. Lopes, 32, who also lived there. Lopes allegedly blocked a trooper’s path to Teeter, allowing Teeter to retreat further into the house.

Police said they then located Teeter hiding in an upstairs bedroom and he pointed a Bear River BB pistol at a state trooper. The trooper then “discharged his division-issued firearm striking Teeter several times,” police said.

Teeter was then transported to Upstate University Hospital and is in stable condition, police said. Charges against him are pending.

Lopes was also arrested and charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and second-degree criminal impersonation. In addition to allegedly “getting between the trooper and Teeter while in the kitchen of the residence,” allowing Teeter to flee upstairs, Lopes also allegedly identified herself using a false name and date of birth.

Additionally, police also charged another person found at the house, 34-year-old Joshua R. Kirkland, of 420 Westmoreland Ave., Syracuse. Kirkland allegedly gave police a false name and date of birth during the incident. Kirkland was also wanted on several active warrants from the Syracuse Police Department.

This story is developing and will be updated as more details become available.

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