Geneseo, N.Y. - On the outside, the home on North Road in Geneseo looks peaceful. But, police tell us when they arrived there for a 911 call Monday night, it was anything but peaceful.
Police say 21 year old Gregory Walsh threatened his father and 17 year old cousin and pointed a gun at them. Police say the father, Kevin Walsh, tried to calm his son, and then rushed him to grab the long gun, but failed, ending up on the floor. Police say Greg Walsh, then began to hit his dad with the butt of the gun, and then pointed it at him.
State Police backed up Livingston County Sheriffs Deputies on the call. 29 year veteran, Joseph Danehey, then ordered the 21 year old to lower the gun, when he refused, Danehey fired one round, striking Walsh in the shoulder.
He was taken to Strong Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
State Police Troop E Commander, Major Mark Koss said the trooper had to make a split-second decision, "The officer is instructed to stop the threat of violence, he is instructed to shoot to kill."
Police said they had been to the home for trouble calls at least two other times. The most recent this past May. They say Gregory Walsh was threatening to hurt himself and others.
Walsh is being treated at Strong Hospital and will undergo a Mental Health evaluation.
The Livingston County District Attorneys Office said the 21 year old will face criminal charges.
Police say they will also seek an Order of Protection for Kevin Walsh.
In addition to the rifle used in the threat, State Police said they also confiscated four other guns. All of them were legally owned.