Utica Police Release Bodycam Footage in Fatal Shooting of Nyah Mway

The Utica Police Department has made public the bodycam footage from the tragic night of June 28, when 13-year-old Nyah Mway was shot and killed by officers. The footage, which can be viewed on the department’s YouTube channel, is split into six videos ranging from just over two minutes to nearly 24 minutes.

Along with the footage, police have also shared images of the pellet gun Nyah was allegedly carrying at the time of the incident.

Police Statement

The Utica Police Department has expressed its commitment to transparency, stating, “We are dedicated to being open and earning the public’s trust. We will release as much information as possible throughout this process.”

What Happened

The incident took place around 10:18 p.m. on Shaw Street. Officers were stopping two juveniles when Nyah ran away. Police say Nyah showed what looked like a handgun during the chase. The gun was later identified as a replica GLOCK 17 pellet gun.

Nyah was rushed to Wynn Hospital but unfortunately did not survive his injuries.

Details from the Bodycam Footage

The released footage features recordings from officers Patrick Husnay, Bryce Patterson, and Andrew Citrini. It shows Patterson explaining to the teens that they were being stopped because one was riding a bike in the street and Nyah was nearby.

Initially, Nyah complied, but he ran when officers asked to pat him down. After a brief chase, Patterson tackled Nyah. Husnay, who had his gun drawn, then fired a single shot at Nyah while he was on the ground.

Ongoing Investigation

In the wake of the shooting, all three officers have been placed on paid administrative leave. The New York State Attorney General’s Office has begun a criminal investigation, as mandated by state law.

At the same time, the Utica Police Department’s Professional Standards Unit is conducting an internal review to ensure that all policies and procedures were followed. The department will also be working closely with the City of Utica Public Safety Advisory Committee.

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