MONTGOMERY — A Greene County man was shot and killed following a police incident Friday morning.
Luke H. Patterson, 41, of Tannersville, died after an altercation with police, according to a statement from state police.
Police responded to a report of a disabled vehicle on Interstate 84 near Exit 5A at 1:55 a.m., A second report came in regarding an individual walking along Interstate 84 west, according to police..
One state trooper got out of his police cruiser and spoke to Patterson while the other trooper drove the cruiser beside them, according to police.
“A preliminary investigation revealed the subject was not cooperative with troopers, and refused to comply with commands multiple times,” according to police. “When the subject made a movement to enter the troop car, one member fired his division-issued firearm, striking the subject.”
No weapon was found, according to the troop commander.
The troopers immediately called for assistance and treated Patterson at the scene.
Patterson was transported to Orange Regional Medical Center where he died.
The state Attorney General's office is investigating the shooting, according to a statement.
Interstate 84 was shut down for the investigation, but has since reopened.
Anyone with information about Patterson or the events leading up to the shooting are being asked to call Middletown State Police at 845-344-5300.