The New York State Police are holding a press conference to provide an update on Wednesday’s Pinnacle North shooting involving a Canandaigua Police officer and an off-duty parole officer.
Police answered questions Friday about the investigation into the shooting, which resulted in the death of parole officer Sandy Guardiola.
Police say a welfare check was requested for Sandy Guardiola when she had not returned to work after being out for a few weeks. Guardiola was in a car accident in the southern tier, and was out of work following the accident, but was expected to return to work Wednesday.
According to police, Guardiola was by herself in the apartment when the officer responded for the welfare check, but did not answer the door.
Police say Guardiola was found inside the bedroom of the apartment with a handgun. There was a short dialogue between her and the responding officer before the gunfire exchange between Guardiola and the Canandaigua Police Officer.
Police determined that the handgun was her issued handgun from her job as a parole officer. Police say one round was fired from that gun inside the residence. The shot was fired at the Canandaigua Officer, who returned fire.
Police say she was transported to Thompson Hospital and pronounced dead at the hospital.
An autopsy determined that Guardiola died as the result of a gunshot wound. The Canandaigua Police Officer was not struck.
The Canandaigua Police Officer involved will be placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation.