City of Newburgh Police announce their first arrest in connection with the quadruple shooting incident that occurred on November 17.
On November 17, at 3:31 p.m. City of Newburgh Police received a ShotSpotter notification for the area of William Street and Carson Avenue. As officers were responding the area they were directed to the area of 98 William Street where three gunshot victims were located. Two victims had sustained gunshot wounds to their legs and one male had sustained two gunshot wounds to his stomach. The victims were transported to a local hospital. Police were notified of a fourth gunshot victim at the hospital. This victim also male, had sustained gunshot wounds to his legs. The victims range in age from 16-18 and are all Newburgh residents.
Police arrested a 17 year-old Newburgh male charging him with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree a class C-Felony and Reckless Endangerment in the 1st Degree a class D-Felony. Due to his age the male is being charged as an Adolescent Offender and after appearing in the Youth Part of Orange County Criminal Court was remanded to a secure facility in Syracuse, NY by the Honorable Judge Campbell.
This incident is still being investigated by City of Newburgh Detectives, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, the FBI-led Hudson Valley Safe Streets Taskforce and the New York State Police.
Anyone with any information is asked to call City of Newburgh Detectives at 845-569-7509.