Officer Involved Shooting

Police Officers Shot in Salina

Submitted by Benjamin Townsend on Sun, 04/14/2024 - 11:30 PM
Officer Jensen's funeral procession on the way to the funeral home in Rome

Update: 4/15/2024 4:15 PM

Updated Press Conference Report on Salina Officer Shooting

Key officials including Onondaga County Sheriff, Syracuse PD Chief Joseph Cecile, Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, and County Executive Ryan McMahon have provided updated information on the tragic shooting incident in Salina.

Shooter and Victims Identified: The shooter, identified as 33-year-old Christopher Murphy, engaged in a confrontation that led to the deaths of SPD Officer Mike Jensen, who had been on the force for about two years, and Onondaga County Sheriff Deputy Hoosock, recently promoted to lieutenant and serving as watch commander and bomb squad commander since 2007.

Incident Timeline:

Around 7 PM Incident began with a grey Honda Civic, identified as suspicious by SPD officers.Officers attempted to stop the vehicle; driver sped away at over 100 MPH.Vehicle tracked to a home in the Salina area.Officers, along with Sheriff's deputies, arrived at the home.Upon arrival, officers heard suspect manipulating a gun, took cover.Suspect fired, killing two officers before being fatally shot by police.Lt. Hoosock was killed in the backyard after entering through a neighboring home; suspect then moved to the front to engage additional officers. The community mourns the loss of their officers as investigations continue. Further updates will be shared as more information becomes available. Our thoughts are with the families and colleagues of those affected.