Man dies following officer-involved shooting in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The man shot by police in Schenectady Monday afternoon has died.

Around 5:11 p.m., plain clothes detectives were sitting in their vehicle on First Avenue near the intersection of Sunset Street conducting an operation. Police would not elaborate on the operation.

According to police, the detectives were approached by Joshua Sciscm, of Schenectady.

Police said Sciscm and the detectives had a brief conversation. The 33-year old allegedly lifted his shirt and exposed a handgun in his waistband.

Detectives then left their vehicle, drew their service weapons and identified themselves as police. According to police, Sciscm drew his weapon and pointed it at the detectives. One detective fired several rounds and struck Sciscm.

Sciscm was taken to Ellis Hospital where he died from his injuries. It is unknown if he fired any rounds from his weapon.

No detectives were injured. Police are not releasing their names until Tuesday.

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