Shooting and standoff in Massena ends with three in custody

Massena, NY. Photo: James Lazio CC some rights reserved

Three people are in custody after a drive-by shooting in Massena led to a six-hour standoff with police.

According to a village police press release, 19 year-old Devian Fletcher allegedly approached a vehicle in a driveway yesterday morning and fired a 22 caliber handgun at two people inside. Neither person was shot, but one was injured by broken glass and treated at Massena’s hospital and released.

Fletcher then fled to Liberty street and holed himself inside a home. WWNY-TV’s John Friot reported on the scene that police used a bullhorn to communicate with the alleged shooter and at one point lobbed a “concussion grenade” at the home. Police chief Tim Currier says Fletcher was taken into custody with assistance of state police negotiators around 7 in the evening. Police did not release the names of two other people taken into custody.

According to WWNY, an attorney for Miranda Green confirms she was the person injured in the car. Green is charged in an attempted kidnapping that took place last February in Massena.

Village police say the investigation is ongoing and the county district attorney is still determining what charges will be brought.

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