Danroy Henry Shooting Death: Police Kill Pace University Football Player Outside Bar

NY State Police Probing Officers' Fatal Shooting Of College Football Player From Mass.
Danroy Henry (Personal Photo)

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) State police are joining an investigation into the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Pace University student Danroy Henry by police officers outside a suburban New York bar.

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The football player, a junior from Easton, Mass., was killed early Sunday after local police were called to a disturbance at a bar in the hamlet of Thornwood, north of New York City.

Henry's car was parked in a fire lane outside Finnegan's Grill. When an officer knocked on the window, the car accelerated and the officer wound up on the hood, police said. The car then hit another officer, and shots were fired.

Henry was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in his car suffered a minor gunshot wound.

The injured officers were identified Monday as Aaron Hess, of the Pleasantville Police Department, and Ronald Beckley, of the Mount Pleasant town force.

Mount Pleasant Police Chief Louis Alagno, who earlier called the shooting "horrendous," said at a news conference Monday that the major case unit of the state police and Westchester County crime scene experts have joined the probe.

Henry Sr. and his wife, Angela, had watched their son play in Pace's homecoming football game against Stonehill on Saturday, attended by about 500 people.

"Not only are we experiencing this great loss, but we're also beside ourselves because we just absolutely can't understand how this could happen to our son," Danroy Henry Sr. told the Brockton Enterprise outside the family's Massachusetts home. Speaking of the police account of events so far, he said, "...there are a lot of witnesses who say that that's not the version, so we need to get to the bottom of it, one way or another."