Police: Motorcycle rider shot, injured in Ticonderoga

Police: Motorcycle rider shot, injured in Ticonderoga

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TICONDEROGA — A Ticonderoga man who allegedly shot a passing motorcyclist is in Essex County Jail, facing two felonies.

Ticonderoga Police said Joseph N. Kish, 60, was arrested and charged with second-degree assault and first-degree reckless endangerment following the Friday evening incident.

Sgt. Adam Hurlburt said the motorcyclist, who was not identified, was riding near 1249 State Route 9N when Kish shot him in the leg with an unknown projectile from a long gun.

The motorcyclist was treated for minor injuries at University of Vermont Health Network, Elizabethtown Community Hospital's Ticonderoga Campus and released.

Kish had allegedly complained of noise from passing motorcycles.

The Tri-County Special Response Team went to Kish’s home to assist in his arrest by Ticonderoga Police on Friday — a lengthy standoff ensued. Kish was finally taken into custody without injury at 12:50 a.m. Saturday.

He was arranged in Moriah Town Court and sent to the Essex County Jail in Lewis when he didn’t pay $100,000 bail.

Hurlburt said the investigation was continuing, and there may be additional charges.

Ticonderoga Police received assistance from the Tri-County Special Response Team, New York State Police and the Essex County Sheriff’s Department.

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