By LEVI PASCHER
Fulton County Express
GLOVERSVILLE — City police are currently investigating an incident where an intoxicated man allegedly exited his vehicle with a knife and asked officers to “shoot and kill” him following a crash on Friday night, according to a release.
David Duesler, 29, was taken into custody after officers responded to a domestic violence call at approximately 11:20 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, at 110 Bleecker Street.
Police said it was reported that an intoxicated individual had left the area, operating a vehicle at a high rate of speed.
As Officers responded to that location, police said the vehicle struck the building on the southwest corner of Bleecker Street and Church Street.
Authorities said Duesler then exited the vehicle, while armed with at least one knife and began provoking responding officers to “shoot him”.
Police said they then followed Duesler from that intersection, south on Bleecker to West Fulton Street, west on West Fulton Street to Frontage Road, then north on Frontage Road to the front of the Police Department, all while the man was yelling at officers to “shoot and kill” him.
Once in front of the police department, police said the responding officers were required to use less than lethal force to subdue Duesler and take him into custody. He was subsequently transported to a hospital for treatment.
Authorities said the investigation is pending at this time.
Capt. of Detectives Mike Jory said on Monday Duesler hasn’t been formally charged with any crime related to the incident.
The Gloversville Police Department is asking the public for assistance in the matter. During the course of the investigation, police said it was learned that there was a dark colored vehicle in the area of Grand Street and Bleecker Street that witnessed the vehicle operating erratically at a high rate of speed.
Police are asking those people contact the Gloversville Police Department at 773-4506, as well as anyone else with any information pertaining to the incident.
The Gloversville Police Department was assisted by the New York State Police, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, the Johnstown Police Department, the Gloversville Fire Department and the Ambulance Service of Fulton County.