Albany Cop Involved With Fatal Utica Shooting Resigns in Plea Deal

An Albany police officer involved in a fatal shooting in Utica, has resigned from the force, after taking a plea-deal.

Christofer Kitto has not, up to now, been charged in the shooting death of Shatelle Hooks, which took place as Kitto went to meet up with a woman now facing prostitution charges.

Oneida County DA Scott McNamara says the investigation of that incident is on-going, and may yet be presented to a grand jury.

Police have said Kitto shot Hooks in self-defense after Hooks came at him with a knife.

Kitto was originally charged with patronizing a prostitute, but that charge was dropped when Kitto agreed to plead guilty to DWAI, resign from the Albany Police Department, and enter a treatment program.

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