NEW YORK STATE: DEC officer #shot while investigating illegal hunting in Columbia County; on Tuesday night, officer is in serious but stable condition, investigation is ongoing – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Nov.30: DEC officer shot while investigating illegal hunting

A state Department of Environmental Conservation officer was #shot Tuesday night while he was investigating reports of illegal hunting in Columbia County

The officer is in serious but stable condition, DEC communications direction Sean Mahar said in a press release. The officer was taken to MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, where doctors performed surgery on his non-life-threatening injuries.

A second DEC officer on the scene was not injured. Two suspects are in State Police custody and the investigation is ongoing, Mahar said.

None of the names of those involved have been released.

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