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September 22, 2018

Deputy In Auringer Road Shooting Identified


OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, and Oswego County Coroner’s Office continue to investigate a fatal officer-involved-shooting that occurred on May 8 at 168 Auringer Road in the town of Constantia.

The deputy involved in the shooting is identified as Mark Walton, 30.

Walton has been a member of the Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol since 2010.

He has been placed on paid administrative leave pending completion of the investigation.

Read The DA’s Press Release Here

On May 8, sheriff’s deputies responded to 168 Auringer Road in the town of Constantia to check the welfare of David Schwalm.

The request was received from a third party.

During the investigation Schwalm reportedly pointed a loaded shotgun at Deputy Walton and refused commands to drop the weapon.

Deputy Walton fired his agency issued weapon, striking Schwalm.

Schwalm died as a result of his injuries.

Investigators are awaiting a full autopsy report.

District Attorney Greg Oakes added, “While I understand the public’s interest in further details, the matter is being investigated by the New York State Police. Until the State Police complete their investigation, it would be premature and prejudicial to comment on the facts of the case. We have to let the investigation determine the conclusion, not the other way around.  Once the investigation is complete, I will share the findings with Mr. Schwalm’s next of kin and I will present the matter to the Grand Jury.  I have spoken with Mr. Schwalm’s next of kin and they agree with this process.”

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