SOUTHPORT - The Chemung County Sheriff's office said several felony charges are pending against 27-year-old Wilfredo D. Maisonet, who was wounded in a shootout with police near Allen and Soper Streets in Southport Sunday morning.

According to police, deputies were dispatched to Allen Street at approximately 6 a.m. Sunday due to reports of gunfire. Police said according to the complaint, a subject fired multiple times at a residence after being refused entry.

Two units from the Elmira Police Department also responded due to the nature of the call. They were the first units on scene.

Police said while approaching the suspected area of gunfire, an individual later identified as Maisonet was walking north on Allen Street and began firing at Elmira police officers.

Police said the officers returned to their vehicles and called for additional units. Shortly after radioing for help, additional units from Elmira Police, the Chemung Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police and West Elmira Police arrived on scene and established a perimeter.

Police said Maisonet ran between houses in the 200 block of Allen Street to avoid being taken into custody.

In response to the escalating situation, police said the Sheriff’s Office Special Services Unit was activated. At this time, a request was also made to Elmira Police Chief Joseph Kane to deploy the city’s SWAT team. 

Upon arrival, SWAT units coordinated the evacuation of several homes in the area.

Police said Maisonet was contained within the area of South Main Street between Allen and Soper Streets due to the quick response from law enforcement. He was located in a small patch of woods between Allen and Soper Streets after police spent more than four hours searching the neighborhood.

Maisonet was found armed with a loaded handgun, and police said he refused to drop the weapon after officers advised him several times. Police said Maisonet then pointed his weapon at the officers and was subsequently shot by Elmira Police and SWAT. 

Police said Maisonet was transported to a local hospital for injuries pertaining to a gunshot wound.

According to police, Chemung County District Attorney Weeden Wetmore was briefed on the situation by Elmira Police Chief Kane and Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss. Police said crime scene technicians from the sheriff’s office and the New York State Police processed multiple scenes involving the investigation.

Maisonet is currently being held as a parole violator and faces several pending felony charges. Police said he was wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision for parole violation.  

The sheriff’s office said they’d like to thank the Elmira Police Department and Elmira SWAT, New York State Police, K-9 Unit and Evidence Collection, New York State Parole and West Elmira Police Department for their assistance during the situation.  

The Chemung County Sheriff's Office could not be reached for further comment Monday.