A Suffolk County mobile command post vehicle on Manor Lane at 6 a.m. today. Photo: Peter Blasl

(Updated- May 30, 4 p.m.) William G. Klatt was charged with assault in the second degree and reckless endangerment in the first degree. He was arraigned in Riverhead Justice Court on May 29.

An armed man who barricaded himself in a house on Manor Lane was shot by police after he emerged from the house with a shotgun and began firing at officers during a standoff on Manor Lane in Jamesport last night, Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller said in an interview this morning.

In a press release this morning, police identified the man as William G. Klatt, 32, who lives at the house at 166 Manor Lane.

When police responded to the home on the report of a dispute between a father and son, the suspect’s father, William J. Klatt came outside to speak with officers. While police were talking to him in the driveway, his son removed a window screen and fired multiple shots from a shotgun, according to the press release.

As the officers and father took cover, William G. Klatt exited the home with the shotgun and exchanged gunshots with police. He was struck once.

William G. Klatt was taken into custody and transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment, where he remains under arrest, police said. Charges are pending, according to the press release.

Three police officers and William J. Klatt, 60, who also lives at the home, were transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

Because it is a police-involved shooting, Hegermiller said Suffolk County Police Department’s Homicide Division is handling the investigation.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional information provided by police in a press release issued at 11:04 a.m.

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