Wellsville Police face four hour stand-off with a man with a loaded shotgun

Posted at 11:36 AM, Jan 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-02 09:03:57-05

Wellsville Police encountered a four hour stand-off early Sunday morning in a backyard on Franklin Street.

Wellsville Police and State Police responded to a call of a domestic dispute involving a gun around 5:19 a.m. when they were told Edward Shea III, the man involved in the argument, left the home.

Police received a tip Shea got another gun and was on his way back to the house.

Officers say they intercepted Shea in his backyard and found he had a loaded shotgun.

Authorities say Shea ignored several commands to drop the gun and a stand-off began that lasted four hours.

Allegany County Sheriff's Office, New York State Police Negotiation teams and two State Police K-9 units were called for assistance.

Shea eventually surrendered and was taken by Wellsville Ambulance to Jones Memorial Hospital for evaluation, according to police.

Officials say once Shea received treatment he was charged with second degree harassment, criminal obstruction of breathing, endangering the welfare of a child, second degree menacing, resisting arrest and menacing a police officer.

Shea was is being held in Allegany County Jail on $20,000 bail.