Deadly Shooting Justified in Ithaca

By Matt Hicks

Deadly Shooting Justified in Ithaca

November 4, 2011 Updated Nov 4, 2011 at 10:46 PM EDT

Ithaca, NY (WBNG Binghamton) An Ithaca Police officer's use of deadly force back in August is found justified by a grand jury.

During the evening of August 25th, 20-year-old Keith Shumway was shot in the parking lot of a Citgo Gas Station on West State Street in Ithaca.

Police say Shumway had attacked an officer and grabbed his gun.

During the struggle, the gun fired and grazed the officer's leg.

According to the Tompkins County District Attorney, Officer Brandon Goldsberry saw Shumway pointing a gun at the officer, and noted that a pedestrian was nearby.

Shumway was told repeatedly to drop the gun, but the DA says the suspect pointed the gun at Officer Goldsberry instead.

That's when Goldsberry opened fire.

Shumway was flown to the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.

He died of his injuries the next morning.

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