2PM UPDATE: The Chemung County Sheriff's Office and NYSP hold a joint press conference on Friday night's incident. 

12:00PM UPDATE - According to the New York State Police blotter, troopers arrested 24-year-old Dominick Haley of Ithaca at approximately 7:15PM Friday in the town of Big Flats. Haley is currently charged with second degree assault, assault of a police officer, and petit larceny. He is currently being held in the Chemung County jail. 

A second suspect, who police say was driving the vehicle that hit the investigator, is still at large. 

9:30AM UPDATE 3/30/2024 - A press conference will be held at 1PM, with New York State Police and the Chemung County Sheriff's Office. WENY News will stream the press conference live on the WENY News Facebook page, and provide updates on the situation as soon as possible.

BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WENY) -- On Friday, March 29th around 7 p.m. an Investigator with the Chemung County Sheriff's Office was seriously hurt in a hit-and-run. According to Chemung County Sheriff Bill Schrom, the investigator was hit by a suspect while investigating a retail theft near the Target on County Route 64. 

"Our guys were working on a retail theft detail with the New York State Police and one of our investigators was struck and seriously injured by a vehicle," said Sheriff Schrom. 

A WENY News reporter on the scene said they saw an ambulance leave the scene with a police escort, and Schrom would later tell WENY News the officer was airlifted to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for medical attention. There was still no word as to the condition of the officer as of midnight of March 30th. 

"There's a lot of units up there looking for the person that was operating the vehicle," said Sheriff Schrom. 

Since 7 p.m. a massive search for the suspect has been happening involving drones, dogs, and helicopters. It is believed that the suspect in the hit-and-run dumped the car in the nearby parking lot of a car dealership. 

Despite the incident happening near Target, later in the evening authorities were seen letting cars in the Lowes parking lot leave one by one. Each car was inspected by police with a flashlight before being allowed to leave the immediate area. 

State Police told WENY News around 10:00 pm that they termed the situation an active investigation. Throughout the evening, officers from Corning Police Dept. and Schuyler Sheriff have been seen in the area helping authorities in the search.

At around 10:30 p.m., the police presence in the area noticeably declined, however, the WENY News Reporter on the scene did say there were still a number of officers in the area on foot. Police have not yet released a description of the suspect. 

This is a developing story.