Poughkeepsie PD: Armed man shot by officer, faces multiple charges

Police say officers responded to a call of a man with a gun and tried to “deescalate the interaction.”

Bob Doda

Aug 21, 2023, 9:40 PM

Updated 335 days ago

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A 37-year-old Poughkeepsie man was shot by police Sunday for menacing an officer with a 9mm semi-automatic handgun, police say.
The incident occurred in the 600 block of Main Street just before 8 p.m.
Police say officers responded to a call of a man with a gun and tried to “deescalate the interaction.”
After the suspect, identified as Leopoldo Duartepalacios, took out the handgun, police say a uniformed officer shot him.
According to Poughkeepsie police: “Officers handcuffed the subject and began immediate first aid measures, including applying multiple department-issued tourniquets, as well as requesting an ambulance.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital for treatment.”
Duartepalacios was released from the hospital and later arraigned and remanded to Dutchess County Jail. He faces menacing a police officer and criminal possession of a weapon charges, both felonies.


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