Cops: Jamesport Man Shot By Police After Firing at Officers, Father


Update, May 30, 3:25 PM:

William G. Klatt, the man who shot at police during a domestic incident in Jamesport on May 27, has been charged with second-degree assault and first-degree reckless endangerment.

Klatt was arraigned at Riverhead Town Justice Court on May 29.

Original: A Jamesport man was injured in a police-involved shooting after he fired shots at Riverhead  Town police officers who were responding to a domestic incident Wednesday night.

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating.

According to police, the Riverhead Police Department was called to a house on Manor Lane for a domestic dispute between a father and son at 7:47 PM. Officers were speaking to William J. Klatt in his driveway when his 32-year-old son, Willaim G. Klatt, removed a screen from a window and fired multiple shots from a shotgun.

“As the officers and father took cover, William G. Klatt exited the home with the shotgun and exchanged gunshots with police,” Suffolk police said in a statement. The younger Klatt, who lives at the home with his father, was struck once. His injuries were not life-threatening.

He was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead for treatment.

Three Riverhead police officers and the 60-year-old father were also transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

Charges against William G. Klatt are pending.

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