The Niskayuna police department sent officers to speak with the girlfriend, who was at Hillcrest Village, where she was living with Schwarz, when Schwarz pulled up in his truck coming back from Schenectady.
"It was at this moment, when a police car pulled up right behind him and two other officers were out speaking with the girlfriend, that he killed himself inside of his truck," said Carney.
Carney said officers heard the gunshot and initially thought Schwarz was shooting toward investigators.
"To them it well could have looked like he was shooting his shotgun at the other Niskayuna police car that was behind him, so they shot at the car, but their shooting at him had no impact on the event," said Carney.
The Niskayuna police are still investigating the case.
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