According to police reports, Jubrey had already shot Booth, 50, in the hand before the police had arrived. Colonie Police Chief Steve Heider said at a press conference on Thursday, July 21, the two responding police officers didn't know this at the time.
Jubrey immediately turned around when Belles' car pulled up and fired two shots, with one bullet hitting the driver's side door, just above the wheel of VanAlstyne's car and another over the deputy's roof into the house across the street while the residents were still home. He continued to fire at the two officers before getting into his vehicle, according to police reports.
Heider said Jubrey backed his car into Belles' car, became stuck, but still fired shots through the passenger side window. Belles exited his vehicle and returned fire from nearly 13 feet away, according to Heider. Jubrey and Belles exchanged 13 rounds between the two of them before Jubrey was shot in the head, said Heider. Ballistics and forensics have yet to determine which gun the bullet came from. By the time VanAlstyne had pulled out his rifle, the incident was over.
Neither of the officers was shot.
Heider said Jubrey had fired off eight of the nine bullets his gun was capable of holding. He also said two .32 caliber revolvers were found in the front seat, one loaded and one not, and police found a long survival knife on Jubrey.
Jubrey was taken to the Albany Medical Center where he was treated for his wounds. Colonie Police Lt. Robert Winn said he was in stable condition before going into surgery that evening. The following day, he was in critical condition and on life support before he was pronounced dead at 3:45 p.m. on Friday, July 22.
Heider said lives were saved due to the "heroic actions" taken by Belles, who will be on paid-leave for the next few days as he is somewhat shook up over what transpired.