New York State trooper killed near Corning

CORNING, N.Y. (WKBW) - It's a tragic day for members of New York's law enforcement community.

A New York state trooper responding to an early-morning domestic call was shot and killed near Corning, NY.  According to investigators, the suspect was also killed.

The Trooper has been identified as 29-year-old Nicholas Clark, a life-long resident of Steuben County.

According to State Police, Trooper Clark was shot and killed by the suspect around 3:30 a.m. Monday in the town of Erwin. 

Investigators say the suspect, who had barricaded him self inside his home, later committed suicide. 

Trooper Clark is being remembered as an, "outstanding athlete" in high school and college, excelling in both wrestling and football, where he played for Alfred University. At one time, Trooper Clark even tried out for a spot on the Buffalo Bills.

Trooper Clark is survived by his parents and brother.  

There's no word yet on funeral arrangements. 

 

 

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