Massena police chief says gun incident that led to standoff connected to recent kidnapping attempt
MASSENA – Massena police say Wednesday’s gun incident that left one person injured and led to a police standoff was connected to a February kidnapping attempt.
Three people were arrested Wednesday after a car window was shot out of a vehicle with a .22 caliber handgun, leaving one passenger injured from broken glass.Massena Police Chief Timmy Currier said he could not confirm the victims were involved in a recent kidnapping attempt, but he did say the incidents were "connected."
WWNY-tv is reporting the victims of Wednesday's violence as Miranda Green, 18, of Massena and Patrick Lloyd, 25, of New York City.
Both are accused of attempting to abduct Catherine Berry, 17, of Massena in February and are currently awaiting trial regarding those charges.
On Wednesday, three people were charged after a gun was shot into a vehicle eventually leading to a standoff involving at least four police agencies.
Neither occupant was shot. However, the occupant located in the front passenger seat was injured by broken glass, Currier said.
Following a police stand-off that lasted several hours, police charged Devian J. Fletcher, 19, New York City, with first-degree attempted assault, second-degree possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment. All three are felony charges. Fletcher was additionally cited with a misdemeanor charge of second-degree menacing.
Kate J. Javier, 19, of Massena, was charged with second-degree possession of a weapon and tampering with evidence. Both charges are felonies. She was additionally charged with misdemeanor counts of criminal impersonation and forgery.
Police also charged Jeffrey Clukey, 41, on a warrant for fourth-degree grand larceny.
Massena police first received a 911 report of a gunshot at 72 Maple St., but ultimately police converged upon 66 Liberty Ave. and were joined by several police agencies including the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, State Police, New York State Police Special Operations Response Team (SORT) and the United States Border Patrol.
Currier said he could not release more information regarding the incident, which remains under investigation.