Seneca County deputy shoots â??out of controlâ?? man after attack

Aaron Russ

An "out of control" Seneca County man reportedly removed his electronic monitoring device before a violent confrontation with police Thursday night.

Deputies say they received a call about an "out of control" man who was arguing with a family member at 2945 Premption Street in the Seneca County town of Waterloo around 8:26 p.m. The caller told deputies the man had been drinking and that his psychotropic medication was not working.

Deputies say the man, 40-year-old Aaron Russ, is a parolee and had just removed his electronic ankle monitoring device before they arrived. When police arrived, they say he was acting aggressively and appeared to want a confrontation with police.

A uniformed deputy attempted to calm Russ down, but he became more agitated and attacked the deputy.

Officials say the deputy deployed a taser, which had no effect on Russ. Russ then reportedly began punching the in the face.

Officials say the deputy fired two shots with service weapon, shooting Russ in the right arm.

Russ was taken to Geneva General Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and released Friday morning. Russ was taken into custody upon release from the hospital on a Violation of Parole Warrant and taken to the Ontario County Jail.

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office says the deputy has been with the department for two years. He was treated for a concussion at Geneva General Hospital and released.

The deputy was placed on administrative leave pending completion of the investigation.

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office says Sheriff Jack Stenberg, Undersheriff Gary Sullivan and District Attorney Barry Porsch were present on the scene.

The New York State Parole has filed a parole detainer warrant against Russ.

The investigation is continuing.