Thursday, April 14, 2016

Iraq Veteran Marine Killed By Police in New York

UPDATE
Rotterdam police identify officers in fatal shooting
Patrolman fired gun after man with knife slashed cop
Times Union
Staff report
April 15, 2016
A relative of Clark said the family recently moved from Guilderland, where numerous incidents with police related to Clark's behavior had ended peacefully. The relative said Clark suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder from his military service in Iraq. He also was schizophrenic and bipolar, the relative said.
The Rotterdam Police Department on Friday released the names of the officers involved a fatal shooting inside a home on Sunday. They are Sgt. Keith Collins, a 19-year member of the department; and patrolman Mark Frodyma, a 16-year member of law enforcement who fired the fatal shots.

Deputy Cheryl Hill, an 18-year member of the Schenectady County Sheriff's Department, assisted at the scene. She was outside the house at the time of the shooting, officials said.

William Clark III died after he was shot in his mother's 1061 Roberta Road home. Police said he attacked them with a knife.
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Man Shot by Police was Iraq War Veteran
The Daily Gazette, Schenectady, N.Y.
by Steven Cook
Apr 14, 2016

ROTTERDAM — The man shot and killed by police Sunday after slashing an officer served with the Marines, deploying to Iraq in 2009, military records show.

Exactly how William Clark's path led him from his service, which ended in 2013, to his confrontation with police at a Roberta Road home late Sunday morning remained unclear Tuesday.

Rotterdam police, state police and the Schenectady County District Attorney's Office, however, have scheduled a press conference for this morning to discuss the case further.

Clark, 30, of 1061 Roberta Road, attacked a Rotterdam police officer with a knife just before noon Sunday after officers responded to the home for a call. Clark slashed the officer on the head. A Rotterdam officer then shot and killed Clark, police said.

Military records indicate Clark served in the Marines from June 2008 until May 2013. The Marines listed his home as Albany.

Clark deployed to Iraq in April 2009 with Alpha Company, Anti-Terrorism Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve. He returned home with his Rochester-based company that October.
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