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Police officer fired 17 shots, killing man who pointed rifle at him


GREECE, N.Y. (WHAM) - A man from Greece, New York was killed after police said he pointed a rifle at a Police officer early Thursday morning.

According to Greece Police Chief Patrick Phelan, Greece Police received a call to a home just after 2 a.m. for a man saying he was going to kill his wife.

Once on scene, the officer approached the man, who was armed with a .22 caliber rifle. The man, later identified as 81-year-old Robert Litolff, pointed the rifle at the officer.

The officer, later identified as Officer Jeffrey Fraser, then fired 17 shots at Litolff. Two of those shots hit Litolff - one in the foot and one in the chest. Several of the other shots hit the house behind Litolff.

Litolff died from the gunshot wound to the chest.

Officers later determined the rifle was unloaded.

Fraser has been with the Greece Police Department for two years. He was uninjured in the shooting.

The investigation had portions of Northwood Drive and Betwood Lane closed, however Long Pond Road remained open.

Rochester Police were not on scene; equipment from a technical unit belonging to RPD was borrowed by the Greece Police Department.

Greece Police held a press conference on the shooting at 8 a.m. Friday. A second update from police occurred Friday evening.

This is a developing story. 13WHAM will continue to provide more details as they become available.

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