Updated: Wednesday 5:10 p.m. Photos from the scene
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office has identified a burglary suspect who was shot after allegedly drawing a hidden shotgun on officers Tuesday afternoon in Nedrow.
The sheriff’s office says Arcadio Figueroa, 58, of Everingham Road was a burglary suspect being brought to his home by two detectives and a deputy.
Figueroa was believed to be holding onto stolen property, according the sheriff’s office, and detectives were trying to recover it.
Once inside, Figueroa's hands were cuffed in front when he drew a shotgun that was hidden in the home, according to the sheriff’s office.
According to Sheriff Kevin Walsh, the man shouted "Kill me" at the officers before training the weapon on them.
Before Figueroa pulled the trigger, he was shot twice by an officer.
Figueroa was taken to University Upstate Hospital with injuries that paramedics said were not life-threatening.
He is being arraigned at the hospital on charges of Menacing a Police Officer, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Burglary, Grand Larceny, and Petit Larceny.
They say Figueroa has a long history of problems with the law.
According to the Sheriff's Office, Figueroa had been cooperating with a weeklong investigation before the Tuesday incident.
Sheriff Kevin Walsh attributed the deputy's quick thinking in likely saving the other officers' lives.
The officers will be subjected to an internal investigation. Their identities will be released after 72 hours, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The investigation into the entire incident is ongoing.