State Police: Man accused of killing NYS Trooper had 12 illegal firearms

Steven Kiley is accused of killing NYS Trooper Nicholas Clark. (Provided photo)

New York State Police have released the autopsy results of fallen Trooper Nicholas Clark, and the man accused of shooting him, Steven Kiley.

According to State Police, Trooper Clark died as a result of being struck with buckshot from a 12-gauge shotgun.

The autopsy results show Kiley, a principal for the Bradford Central School District, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Troopers say he also sustained a gunshot wound to his chest from officers. They say it would have been fatal if he had not taken his own life.

During the investigation, State Police recovered 12 illegal firearms owned by Kiley. That included eight assault rifles, one rifle, and three handguns.

Two silencers and numerous high capacity magazines were also recovered, according to state police.

Trooper Clark was killed while responding to a domestic call in the Town of Erwin Monday morning.

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