Cops: Soldier Kills Wife, Then a State Trooper
Suspect in upstate New York surrenders after domestic dispute
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2017 8:28 AM CDT
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This photo provided by the New York State Police shows Justin Walters, a U.S. Army soldier who is charged with killing his wife and fatally shooting Trooper Joel Davis on Sunday, July 9, 2017.    (New York State Police via AP)
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(Newser) – Police in northern New York say a soldier stationed at Fort Drum killed his wife and a state trooper who arrived to investigate. Justin Walters, 32, is accused of shooting trooper Joel Davis, a 36-year-old father of three, as Walters approached the couple's residence in the town of Theresa about 8pm Sunday, reports CNN. Davis had been responding to a call of shots fired, and police found the body of Walters' wife, 27-year-old Nicholle Walters, inside. Justin Walters then surrendered without further incident.

Police say a second woman also was shot in the upper torso, but her wounds were not thought to be life-threatening, reports WWNY. That woman reportedly lived elsewhere on the couple's property with a man and child, but she was alone at the time. Her relationship to Walters or his wife was unclear. Walters is an "active duty infantryman" at Fort Drum, authorities said.

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