New York State trooper killed while responding to domestic dispute

Posted at 4:51 AM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 20:34:42-04

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says "the entire New York family grieves" for a state police trooper who was shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute.

In a statement early Monday morning, the Democratic governor says the death of 36-year-old Trooper Joel Davis serves as "another sad reminder of the risks law enforcement officers face each day."

State police say Davis was gunned down while responding to a call of shots fired Sunday night at a home in the town of Theresa, near the Canadian border.

The suspect, 32-year-old Justin Walters, surrendered without incident. Walters' wife, 27-year old Nichole Walters, also was found dead at the scene.

State police say Walters is an active duty U.S. Army infantryman who is stationed at Fort Drum. It's unclear if he has an attorney.

He's charged with 1st and 2nd degree murder.

Walters was arraigned in court and remanded to the Jefferson County jail with no bail.

Governor Cuomo is directing flags on all state government building to be flown at half-staff in honor of Trooper Davis.