It was not yet known if Aubin had a valid driver’s license, LaFountain said, or if drugs or alcohol were involved.
He said police tried other means of subduing the man, attempting to overpower him and using pepper spray.
Aubin was 5 foot 11 inches tall and weighed 220 pounds, the captain said. He would not say whether Aubin was larger or smaller than the troopers he confronted, stressing that physical size doesn’t always make a difference in such cases.
Aubin’s truck was impounded by police as the investigation continued, LaFountain said.
He said Essex County District Attorney Kristy Sprague was notified, and police were consulting with her office.
‘IT’S A SAD DAY’
Aubin was a track maintenance worker at the Olympic bobsled run in Lake Placid.
He had been employed by the Olympic Regional Development Authority since 2009, according to ORDA spokesman Jon Lundin.
“He was a bobsled passenger ride pilot as well,” he said.
Aubin was still on the ORDA employee’s roster when the shooting occurred Tuesday night.
“Everyone at ORDA is deeply saddened,” Lundin said. “This is a tragedy, and our hearts and our prayers go out to his family and to the State Police who were involved.
It’s a tragedy all the way around. It’s a sad day.”
— Staff Writer Kim Smith Dedam contributed to this report.