Police identify victim in Walton police shooting incident


WALTON, NY – New York State Police have identified the man who was shot and killed by a Walton police officer early yesterday morning.

66 year-old Paul Weeden died after police were called to his home on Griswold Street for a mental health check shortly before 3:30 A-M.

Police say Weeden pointed what looked like a gun at the officer and refused to drop it, prompting the shooting.

The State Attorney General’s Office is investigating the shooting along with the State Police.

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