Upstate NY High School Security Guard Shot At Football Game
Fans were enjoying an early fall Saturday of high school football at Thomas R. Proctor High School in Utica, New York, when a shooting broke out just after 4pm, leaving a security guard with a gun shot wound to the head.
According to a report by Alex Oliveira of nypost.com, trouble began when a group young people had been turned away from the varsity football game between Proctor and Binghamton High School.
The Post report said that after the group was turned away, approximately a dozen young people started fighting just outside the high school football game. Video footage from the scene showed two of the Proctor High School security guards jumping in to stop the fight. That's when shots were fired and one of those security guards fell to the ground with a gunshot to the back of his head.
The guard was rushed to the hospital and of the last reports is in critical but stable condition. The Post said that the Utica police said that the guard is expected to make a full recovery. The suspect is a 16-year-old boy, who reportedly turned himself in to the Utica police on Sunday, after he was identified through numerous videos of the incident. The suspect could be charged attempted murder in the second degree, in addition to weapons offenses. Investigators did not provide an official motive but police said it could have been gang-related.