LITTLE FALLS — A Little Falls man was shot by police and has charges pending against him after he rammed a police vehicle Friday and then tried striking an investigator, authorities said Saturday morning.
Two state police investigators tried stopping Kyle Edick, 23, at about 3:45 p.m. at the intersection of North Ann and Gansevoort streets in Little Falls, state police said. Early reports Friday indicated Edick was being stopped due to warrants.
Edick then put his 2002 gray Honda Odyssey in reverse and struck the police vehicle, police said. An investigator in the vehicle suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
Edick then accelerated his minivan forward at the second investigator, and at that time the second investigator discharged two rounds at Edick's vehicle, police said.
Edick then fled the area in his vehicle, which reportedly had its rear window and a front-side window knocked out.
Then at 7:55 p.m., state police with the assistance of the Little Falls and Dolgeville police departments found Edick in the nearby town of Manheim, also in Herkimer County, and took him into custody without further incident, police said.
Edick was found to be suffering from a gunshot wound to the elbow and was being treated at a local hospital, police said.
It was only in March of this year that Edick led police on a two-county, high-speed pursuit, according to GateHouse New York archives.
He also previously was arrested on drug charges in 2012, burglary charges in 2008 and in 2009 was charged with felony first-degree assault in connection with an incident on Peck Road in the town of Salisbury in which he poured gas on the clothing of a 19-year-old man and then ignited the clothing. He was sent to state prison on a second-degree assault conviction.
The victim suffered second-degree burns to his abdomen and arms.