Off Duty Albany Cop Charged With Shooting and Killing a Pimp in Utica

Albany Cop Utica Shooting

An off-duty Albany police officer involved in a fatal shooting in Utica.

Utica police say Albany police officer Christofer Kitto shot and killed a man who pulled a knife on him and was demanding money around 5 Monday morning. 

They say Kitto was in the process of soliciting a prostitute from 35-year-old Shatelle Hooks of Syracuse. 

The deal turned sour, police say that's when Hooks pulled a knife and came at Kitto.  Utica police have said the shooting was justified, but have charged Kitto with patronizing a prostitute. 

He's been placed on administrative leave, and is facing an internal investigation in Albany. 

Photo: WNYT

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