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State Police ID Trooper shot and killed in Corning Area

PAINTED POST, N.Y. (18 NEWS/WSYR) - State Police have released the identity of a Trooper who was killed Monday morning during an incident outside Corning.

Trooper Nicholas Clark, 29, of Troupsburg was killed when he responded to a scene on Welch Road in the town of Erwin in the early hours of Monday morning.  

Trooper Clark graduated from the 203rd session of the Basic School on September 3, 2015, and was originally assigned to Troop C/SP Ithaca and Troop E/SP Auburn before receiving his current assignment at Troop E/SP Bath. He is survived by his mother, father and brother.

"This is a terrible loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Clark and his family,” said State Police First Deputy Superintendent Chris Fiore.

They identified the suspect as 43-year-old Stephen Kiley.  Kiley was later found dead inside the residence of an apparent gunshot wound. 

Kiley was the principal of Bradford Central School in Bradford, N.Y. The superintendent will hold a press conference tomorrow morning. 

State Police declined to go into details regarding the incident, noting it is still under investigation.

Residents in the area told 18 News that they received a phone alert telling them to “stay inside and lock their doors.”

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