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Police audio of deputy shooting
Pittsford, N.Y. --- The police radio transmissions of the moments before, during, and after a deputy-involved shooting reveal a foot chase, an out-of-breath but calm deputy, her first words after shots were fired, and concern from fellow deputies and dispatchers.
The recordings were obtained by 13WHAM News through Broadcastify.com
The initial transmissions detail how witnesses are relaying information to a dispatcher about a shoplifter inside the Pittsford Wegmans on Monroe Avenue. The responding deputy, Bridget Davis, is informed of the suspects movements across the Pittsford Plaza and she sounds as if she gives chase once in the plaza on the other side of Monroe Avenue.
A few of the relevant transmissions with our best efforts to accurately transcribe each word:
The male bailed out of the vehicle and he's going to be on foot on Monroe Ave.
He's going to be running towards McDonald's from the store right behind M&T Bank, 3180 Monroe.
Shots fired, (apparently Dep. Davis here)
Shots fired. (Male deputy)
Send me some more cars! (Dep. Davis again)
Are you hit? (Male Deputy)
No, I'm finenot injured. We're going to need ALS. (Deputy Davis, ALS referring to Advanced Life Support capable ambulance crew)
What's your exact location?
I'm on Monroe Ave between the McDonalds drive-thru and M&T Bank, right across from Barnes & Noble. (Dep. Davis)
Do you have eyes on the suspect?
I have him directly in front of me. He has a handgun probably under his back and a hammer to his right side. He's keeping his hands over his heads at this point. (Dep. Davis)
Monroe County Sheriff Patrick OFlynn said the suspect, Vincenzo Zagari, pointed a pellet gun at Deputy Davis. OFlynn showed the media a photograph of that gun to demonstrate how much it resembled a more powerful firearm.
The Sheriff said Deputy Davis fired multiple shots and that Zagari was struck in the hand and chest.
Zagari remains hospitalized.
Ogden Police also consider Zagari a person of interest in the attempted robbery of an M&T Bank in Spencerport on Tuesday; about 24-hours prior to his encounter with deputies in Pittsford on Wednesday.
Ogden Police Chief Doug Nordquist told 13WHAM News that a suspect entered the bank wearing a fake beard and wig and then threatened staff with a gun before fleeing without any money.
Around the time of the shooting in Pittsford, Ogden Police investigators were waiting at the Monroe County Probation Office Wednesday afternoon in the hopes of speaking with Zagari if he showed up for a scheduled appointment.