TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Several police crews responded to a Troy neighborhood Tuesday evening.
Around 6:40 p.m., police were called to the area of 8th Street and Rensselaer Street.
A 22-year-old man was was shot twice in the torso by an officer. He is being treated at a hospital and is expected to survive. Police said the officers involved in the shooting are also being checked out at another local hospital and are expected to be okay.
Dozens of people gathered near the scene and appeared to be upset. One man was heard yelling he “wants justice” as he claimed it was his nephew who was shot.
Neighbors said the shooting was unjust.
“We matter just as much as the people down that way matter; just as much as the people on this side matter,” neighbor Joyce Mosley said. “This is our neighborhood. We take care of our neighborhood when they come in here shooting ours. We’re going to stand up for ours, and we would like the city of Troy that we pay our taxes to to stand up for us, too.”
Several officers were also at the scene standing behind crime scene tape and holding shields.
The streets in the area have been closed.
A march is expected to take place at noon on Wednesday from the scene to Troy City Hall.