PORTVILLE – A 40-year-old man was shot by New York State Police early New Years Day after troopers say he advanced towards them armed with a bow and arrow.
Around 1:30 a.m. on Friday troopers with the State Police Barracks in Olean responded to a violent domestic incident dispatched by Cattaraugus Sheriff’s Office on Yubadam Road in Portville.
After arriving at the residence and speaking with the victim, police say a male suspect, later identified as 40-year-old Ryan Ehman, advanced towards them armed with a bow and arrow.
Troopers say they gave several commands for Ehman to drop the weapon, and after he failed to comply, a trooper discharged his division issued firearm striking Ehman.
Ehman was taken into custody and transported to Erie County Medical Center via Mercy Flight for injuries.
Police say this is an ongoing investigation and criminal charges are pending in the case.