Sheriff Robert Maciol announces the investigation into allegations that a subject trespassed onto the property of a residence in the City of Sherrill, and shot at a Sherrill Police Officer, cannot be substantiated. The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit along with the Sherrill Police Department conducted an extensive and thorough investigation into the allegations that at approximately 2:34am on the morning of September 28th a Sherrill Police Officer saw a subject wearing a hoodie in the backyard of a residence on Thurston Terrace in the City of Sherrill. The officer ordered the individual to halt. The officer stated that the subject fled, and a foot chase ensued. During the foot chase, the officer alleged that a handgun was displayed by the subject, and that the subject fired a single shot at the officer. Immediately following the officer’s report of this incident, an extensive search of the area was conducted by several police agencies, along with a helicopter from the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, the Regional SWAT team, the Sheriff’s Drone Unit, and a bomb dog from New York State Police. Over the past five days since the incident, the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Unit along with the Sherrill Police Department conducted numerous interviews with several witnesses and conducted extensive searches of the area. The investigation that night and subsequent follow-ups found no evidence to substantiate the officer’s allegations.Sherrill Police Chief Robert Drake advised the Sheriff’s Office that the officer involved in the incident has resigned his position with the Sherrill Police Department. Chief Drake is working with New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) regarding the status of the officer’s police certification with DCJS.Sheriff Maciol, along with members of the Sheriff’s Office met at length with District Attorney Scott McNamara and has turned the entire investigation over to the District Attorney’s Office for further review.