Two men are facing attempted murder charges following a shooting in the middle of the day.
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Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced on Tuesday that 24-year-old Lavelle Stackhouse of Newburgh was arraigned on an indictment, charging him with crimes including attempted murder and assault.
The indictment was in connection with a shooting of a man in the middle of the day on Williams Street, in the City of Newburgh, on September 8, 2021.
The man that Stackhouse was shooting at, Joshua Hendrick, 21, of Newburgh, was also recently arraigned on an indictment charging him with crimes including attempted murder.
The indictments charge both Stackhouse and Hendrick with attempted murder, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, and reckless endangerment.
It is alleged that Stackhouse approached Hendrick on Williams Street, pulled out a firearm, and fired at Hendrick, striking Hendrick in the torso and leg.
Hendrick pulled out a firearm and returned fire at Stackhouse as Stackhouse ran down the street. Another individual was shot in the shoulder during this incident.
Stackhouse fled the scene and was not located or apprehended until Tuesday with the assistance of the United States Marshall Fugitive Taskforce, officials say.
“The gun violence in the City of Newburgh, has now stretched to the daytime hours when people in the community were walking down the street, going to work or speaking with their neighbors," District Attorney David. M. Hoovler said. I am proud to have partnered with the City of Newburgh Police Department, and our other law enforcement partners, in the Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) initiative, but there is still more to do. My office will continue to investigate gun possession and shooting cases to hold individuals accused of committing those crimes, accountable.”
Both face 25 years in prison on the charge of attempted murder.
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