Man Shot Six-Year-Old Nephew Before Being Killed By Police

Syracuse, N.Y. - Officials have released new information on the man who shot a six-year-old boy before being killed by police.

Syracuse Police officers say 31-year-old Miguel Russo shot his nephew at a home on Fenton Street Tuesday night. When police arrived on the scene they saw the helpless boy. Russo was still armed when he was shot and killed by a police officer. Police then rescued the boy, who turned him over to responding paramedics, who rushed him to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.

The name of the officer who shot Russo is expected to be released tomorrow. The District Attorney's office will have to present the case of the officer shooting Russo to a grand jury. DA Bill Fitzpatrick says that Russo was a known gang member with a criminal history.


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