Updated 3/8/2022: State Police investigating officer involved shooting in Fishkill

27 February 2022
Major Kathryne M. Rohde
Troop K Commander

Update: March 8, 2022, the New York State Police have arrested Michael M. Becerril for Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd degree, a class C felony.

Becerril was arraigned virtually by the sitting Westchester County Supreme Court Justice Fufidio and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail, $250,000 secure bond, or $500,000 unsecured bond pending release from Westchester Medical Center.

Update February 28, 2022:

The New York State Police continue to investigate a shooting involving Town of Fishkill police officers at the Views at Rocky Glenn.

A preliminary investigation has determined on February 27, 2022, Town of Fishkill Police Officers Joseph DiPalma, John Hurtado, and Town of Fishkill Sergeant Gerald Cocozza, were investigating a domestic dispute at the complex when they were approached by Michael M. Becerril, age 29, who was armed with a knife.

Becerril ignored the officers’ verbal commands to drop the knife and an officer deployed a department-issued taser, which was not effective.

The preliminary investigation determined Becerril was shot while he physically fought with the officers trying to take him into custody.

Chassity N. Wade, age 30, was also shot during the incident, and appears to have been attempting to stop the confrontation/disarm Becerril.

Becerril was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center in critical condition.  Wade was transported to Montefiore St. Luke’s Hospital in stable condition.

Town of Fishkill P.D. members were uninjured.

The investigation is ongoing, and updates will appear on the online newsroom when they are available.


Fishkill,  New York- On February 27, 2022, the New York State Police in conjunction with the Town of Fishkill Police Department began investigating an officer involved shooting between Fishkill P.D. members and a man armed with a knife.

This incident occurred at The Views at Rocky Glenn in the town of Fishkill at approximately 2:35 p.m.  Anyone that may have witnessed this incident that has not yet been interviewed by the State Police is asked to please call (845) 677-7300.

The male assailant was transported to Westchester Medical Center in critical condition and one female patient was transported to a local hospital with nonlife threatening injuries.

This investigation remains ongoing and will be updated as soon as additional information becomes available

Author: Harlem Valley News