U.S. Army soldier murders wife and NY State trooper

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 A U.S. Army soldier is accused of shooting and killing his wife and a New York state trooper after a domestic dispute that took place on Sunday night.

Justin Walters, 32, was charged on Monday around 4 a.m. with first- and second-degree murder. Walters surrendered to police without incident.

The state trooper, identified as 36-year-old Joel Davis, responded to a call of shots fired at a home in Theresa, near the Canadian border, about 8 p.m. Sunday, New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II said. Davis was shot once when he began approaching the home.

Walters’ wife, Nicole Walters, 27, was found dead inside the home after she was also shot.

Authorities reported a second woman, who lived in a shed on the property, was also shot but suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Walters is an active duty U.S. Army infantryman who is stationed at nearby Fort Drum, home of the 10th Mountain Division, police said.

According to reports, Davis graduated from the Basic School of the New York State Police Academy on May 29, 2013. He originally was assigned to the Troop D Watertown barracks before receiving his current assignment at the state police barracks in Philadelphia, just outside Fort Drum.

Davis is survived by his wife and three children.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement Monday morning that “the entire New York family grieves” for Davis.

“Trooper Davis served as a member of the New York State Police for four years and his death is yet another sad reminder of the risks law enforcement officers face each day in order to protect our communities and serve the residents of this great state,” Cuomo said.

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