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Syracuse Police Officer Shot And Second Officer Injured on Walrath Rd
A man was killed and a Syracuse police officer injured this evening during a shootout that started when two officers tried to pull the man out of a vehicle on South Salina Street.
The injured officer, identified by sources as 14-year veteran Richard Curran, was hit twice during the 7:30 p.m. shooting, one bullet striking him in the back. A second officer shot and killed the man after a brief foot chase on Walrath Road, near South Salina Street, said Syracuse Police Chief Gary Miguel.
A witness said at least a dozen shots were fired during the daylight shooting. The shooter was identified by police as James Tyson, 33.
Police were near the other end of Ballantyne Road, at Valley Drive, investigating an unrelated 2:20 p.m. fatal stabbing in front of Johnson's auto repair shop, when the shooting happened at the busy intersection where Ballantyne crosses South Salina and turns into Walrath Road.
City police chief Gary Miguel said the second officer involved in a shoot-out Monday night on Syracuse's South Side also was injured. Officer Richard Curran was hit twice by gunfire. A protective vest saved his life and he is expected to be released from University Hospital later today, Miguel said. The second officer, Edward Falkowski, suffered a lacerated eardrum because he was so close to suspect James Tyson when Tyson fired the first shot toward the officers.
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