Suspect taken to hospital in critical condition

The New York State Police said on Monday (Feb. 28) that it is investigating a shooting that involved a Fishkill police officer.

Three officers responded to The Views at Rocky Glenn in Fishkill at about 2:35 p.m. on Sunday to investigate a domestic dispute. At the complex, police said they were approached by a man armed with a knife identified as Michael M. Becerril, 29.

Police said he ignored commands to drop the weapon and an officer deployed a Taser. A preliminary investigation determined that Becerril was shot while he fought with the officers trying to take him into custody, police said.

Chassity N. Wade, 30, was also shot during the incident and appears to have been attempting to stop the confrontation and/or disarm Becerril.

Becerril was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center in critical condition. Wade was transported to Montefiore St. Luke’s Hospital in stable condition. The officers were not injured.

Anyone that may have witnessed this incident that has not yet been interviewed by the State Police is asked to call 845-677-7300.

Update: On March 8, state troopers arrested Michael M. Becerril on a charge of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a class C felony. He was arraigned and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail, $250,000 secure bond, or $500,000 unsecured bond pending his release from Westchester Medical Center.

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