Statement By A.G. Schneiderman On The Webster Fire Shootings

ROCHESTER – The following statement can be attributed to Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman in response to the shootings today in Webster that killed Webster police officer, Lt. Michael Chiapperini, and Monroe County 911 dispatcher Tomasz Kaczowka, and injured volunteer firefighters Joseph Hofsetter and Theodore Scardino, and Greece police officer John Ritter.

"Following this senseless tragedy, our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who have lost their lives in the line of duty, heroically protecting the communities they serve. The contributions made by the fallen and injured officers in Webster will never be forgotten. As this investigation unfolds, we stand with our partners in law enforcement to ensure that lethal weapons are out of the hands of dangerous people, so that the brave New Yorkers who risk their lives every day to protect us are not exposed to additional danger."