Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn says his deputy, Bridget Davis, was justified when she shot shoplifting suspect Vincenzo Zagari in Pittsford on Wednesday.
He revealed today that Zagari had a bag of weapons - including two pellet guns - and drugs.
Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn says the entire shooting happened because of an escalation of violence and followed all protocols.
Deputy Davis has a stellar record, he says.
Monroe County Fire Wire put up the scanner audio from the entire incident. It began with a suspect description.
The sheriff names the suspect as 22-year-old Vincenzo Zagari.
They follow him as he leaves Wegmans.
O'Flynn says Zagari crashed his car and tried to carjack another car before he displayed a hammer to Deputy Davis.
O'Flynn says Davis shot Zagari at least once in the hand and chest.
Zagari is now in guarded condition at Strong Hospital.
Sheriffs say his bag was filled with cocaine, heroin, and other drugs. He was on probation at the time.
Davis has taken a few days off.
This is not Zagari's first run in with the law. In June of 2012 he was charged with assault after deputies say he shot a man in Wheatland.
Zagari was accused of shooting 42-year-old Angel Figueroa in the stomach. He took a plea deal and ended up with 5 years of probation which started in September of last year.
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