BREAKING: Activists Starting Fires After Cops Kill Armed Man In Gunfight

Christopher Berg

Rioting took place in Newburgh, New York after a police shooting.

by Sandy Malone and Christopher Berg

Newburgh, NY – Rioting took place in Newburgh after at least one police officer was shot and a suspect was killed in the city of Newburgh on Friday evening.

The incident occurred at about 5 p.m. on March 26 when Newburgh City police officers spotted a suspect in the area of 40 William Street who wanted for questioning in a shooting that occurred on Thursday, according to Mid Hudson News.

Police said that when officers approached, the suspect pulled a silver handgun.

A struggle ensued and the suspect’s weapon discharged, Mid Hudson News reported.

Several officers returned fire, according to News 12 Westchester.

Multiple officers were transported to Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital for treatment, the Times Herald-Record reported.

Police have not released any information on how many officers were shot or what other injuries they may have incurred during the incident.

No information has been released about the officers’ conditions, according to the Times Herald-Record.

The suspect was also transported to Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Law enforcement from across the region are assisting in the investigation, the Times Herald-Record reported.

Newburgh City Councilman Omari Shakur posted a video on Facebook right after the incident that said “an unarmed black man” had been shot and killed by police, Mid Hudson News reported.

Shakur referred to the officers as “pigs” and said they are “killers.”

Groups of activists gathered near the hospital and the scene of the shooting in response.

“They’re killing us for nothing,” a man at the crime scene told the Times Herald-Record.

The activists then started burning objects in the middle of the street while officers stood back for safety reasons, according to Ben Nandy with Spectrum news.

In February, Shakur launched into a profanity-laced tirade when a city police officer tried to speak with him about blocking traffic with his vehicle.

The tantrum was captured on bodycam video.

Shakur, a convicted felon who spent years in prison and struggled with addiction prior to being elected to the city council in November of 2019, stopped his vehicle in the middle of Carpenter Avenue to talk on his cell phone on Feb. 18, according to the Times Herald-Record.

A Newburgh police officer happened to be behind him and the officer briefly honked his horn in an effort to get Shakur to move his SUV out of the roadway, the MidHudson News reported.

The councilman refused to move his SUV, then began arguing with the officer when he approached him.

PBA President Derek Campbell said that the city is standing behind the Newburgh Police Department (NPD).

“To watch fellow officers be verbally abused by a politician, especially one from the very city they serve, is heartbreaking to say the least,” Campbell told the MidHudson News. “Our members work on a daily basis with the brave men and women of the City of Newburgh Police Department, who are among the most professional, hard-working and dedicated police officers.”

Campbell noted that Shakur “preaches hatred to the city youth,” as evidenced by his vulgar tirade during the traffic stop.

“This is not the first time he has done this to our officers; it is just the first time that it made it to the media,” the PBA president added.

Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus also denounced the city councilman’s actions.

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Comments (89)
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Ghost_00000001
Ghost_00000001

So pulling a gun out on a cop is considered a normal everyday occurrence? Just...why? The retard could have left his gun holstered for obvious reasons.

I’m not even going to comment on why he had a gun to begin with concerning his criminal background

Doesn’t matter anymore; this one is dead by his own doing.

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

Justice served, 🖕🏼 That piece of shit, someone will be looking for a paycheck!

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

IF THIS IS RECENT, SEEMS THE GOVERNOR DOESN'T HAVE A GRIP ON ANYTHING MUCH LESS HIS QUARANTINED MASSES!

Juleez
Juleez

That shakur guy should be brought up on charges for inciting a riot with fake news.

Michele b
Michele b

Cops should now walk away and let them burn the city down

spd522
spd522

Fucking rioters need shot as well.

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

Cities are already reporting crimes against closed businesses. Now opportunistic riots. Many insurance companies have excluded liabilities from riots unless DHS or DOJ declares the riot an act of terrorism. My point? Riots could place an additional, serious financial and manpower burden on the cities and an uncontrollable burden and risk on law enforcement. Until this crisis is over, riots need to be dealt with immediately and with an abundance of force to stop and discourage rioters. I understand the implications well but we cannot let our streets get out of control. Just my opinion...

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

OPEN FIRE!

IdiotsEverywher3
IdiotsEverywher3

That councilman should be barred immediately and also brought up on charges of inciting a riot & disturbing the peace! Why is a piece of S like that on the city council in the first place? No wonder why his citizens act like thugs... because their city council advocates for it. Maybe the police force there should go on strike for a week & just let these dumb rioters and criminals kill themselves. When actual citizens ask for the police, say sorry, we were told we weren’t wanted. Figure it out yourself! Then maybe the citizens will rise up & take care of the criminals as a community. Since when is killing a suspected murderer who pulls a gun on police a bad thing? You would think the community would want that garbage out. Just arrest all the rioters, put them in jail & quarantine for 2 weeks, no bail or bond or anything. Or just take them all out. At least then your city will have a few less criminals supporting other criminals

Propolice
Propolice

It’s ANIMALS not activists! Lazy, nasty people who have been looking for opportunities like this forever. Time to start thinning the herd of the rioters. No apologies if the shoes fits...

Deputy 676
Deputy 676

You want to sometimes but you have to do your job even for lowlifes

overwatcher
overwatcher

I found the following in quotes about Newburgh. Also the population of whites is about 19 percent. This was posted by a resident.
"Newburgh is rated the number one town in New York State for crime rates. This must change. It is also rated third most unsafe place to live in the whole entire country." This explains a city full of criminals electing a criminal leader.
It's a tribal thing, they elected the Big HooDoo Daddy.

flybynight
flybynight

Even the tribe 13 supporters can't get behind this one.....................yet.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Mr. Shakur needs to be removed from the city council!!! You do not spread out right lies or use that language in your position!!! He needs to resign immediately!! This is what happens when you elect a low IQ ghetto thug!!

Raymelson
Raymelson

The Governor could call in the national guard army an put a stop to before the city is destroyed hood rats should never be allowed to destroy any city

Viking24
Viking24

Let the animals burn and loot. The national guard is already in NY. Let them handle it. These anti police liberal POS need to fend for themselves.

VicG
VicG

You can take the animals out of the jungle, but you'll never take the jungle out of the animals...

XIHP308
XIHP308

I fear this is just the beginning of what's to come. More criminals being elected to office supporting violence and mayhem.

DarrellB
DarrellB

"Activist" are truth centered, and law abiding people with the intention of alerting you of grave injustices or the abuse of your person or family by government.
These are TERRORISTS and CRIMINALS ! ! ! As soon as you damage property or block lawful access, you are a CRIMINAL ! ! !
The local Police need to carefully review the laws, with an attorneys help create a plan, teach the Officers where their action avenues are, and when to stop, THEN ACT ! ! ! !
ACT ! ! ! Stop these terrorists in their tracks, and use your body cameras to DOCUMENT each step in the legal game plan.
The elected idiot uses easily created and spread LIES to INCITE. Police only need to use knowledge, planning, and HAVE THE WILL to stop it.

Zcamaro
Zcamaro

Somebody needs to pop that councilman's head like a watermelon.

Surefire
Surefire

Activists? They are nothing but scumbag thugs.

Stanracer
Stanracer

How does a convicted felon, former drug abuser and compulsive lier get voted on to city council? Are they that hard up for qualified people?????

ThomasPayne
ThomasPayne

Coordinates are 41.5-74.1 if anyone over at USSTRATCOM is listening...

CaseFile
CaseFile

The county's District Attorney's office has already allowed Shakur to threaten to shoot Officers, threaten to assault Officers, threaten to run over an Officer with his SUV, and even allowed him to lay hand on an Officer in a threatening manner. The DA will probably add inciting riots to crimes the councilman is allowed to commit.

The riot has caused the area's hospital to go on shutdown and the city of Newburgh has been declared a no go zone. People can't even get to the hospital because it's in the city of Newburgh and if they managed to get there they find the doors locked.

The District Attorney's Office has allowed an anti-police councilman to go from threatening to kill Officers to putting Blue Lives & all others by inciting a riot that has closed the only local hospital.

nuccten
nuccten

NY, the state with very strict gun control laws. Sure, he had a gun, but was it LOADED?? (sarcasm)

Shadylady62
Shadylady62

I love the PC headline “Activists Start Fires ....”. The headline should read “Thugs Start Fires ...”

Shadylady62
Shadylady62

I love the PC headline “Activists Start Fires...”. It should read “Thugs Start Fires...”

Stimpy022
Stimpy022

How many officers did the City lay off in January in the midst of bail reform.

spitfirexiiv
spitfirexiiv

Nip it! Nip it in the bud!

2ezas
2ezas

Dumb is voting a criminal in, of course he is antipolice

HTuttle
HTuttle

Newburgh. Some things NEVER change!

Former liberal
Former liberal

I sure feel sorry for the police up there having to deal with that stupid, lazy, violent ghetto trash. I also feel badly for the people of New York State, as your Second Amendment rights have been gutted. I was born and reared in New York, but with all of this craziness occurring every day amgrateful that I now live in a very pro gun red state. At least citizens here can protect themselves against predators. And as a military veteran also, it's too bad that Newburgh can't solve its rioting problems with a few well placed Browning machine guns. Those rioters are nothing but savages.

Zaithe
Zaithe

The population of Newburgh, NY is 50.7% Hispanic or Latino, 25.9% Black or African American Alone, and 19.2% White. hmmm

RunCop
RunCop

Do we even need to ask?

checksix
checksix

Funny how they like the term "Activist" to make these thugs seem benign.

Buberries
Buberries

😡

officermcfarlane
officermcfarlane

That councilman should be arrested. As for you New Yorkers who voted him in? No printable words.

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

Why do citizens keep electing idiots to public office!!!!!

Laughriot
Laughriot

Hopefully COVID starts hitting these “activists.”

djaznh
djaznh

"activists"... please

Firefighter58
Firefighter58

How do these scumbags ever even get elected to a political position especially when you have addiction problems convicted as a felon and then you want to defy public authority thinking you can treat law enforcement in any way you want? Unfortunately it ended this way but if this politician would have been a professional instead of a scumbag it would have ended very politely and simple! Police officer did what he had to do to balance neutralize idiocy!

THOMAS IRELAND
THOMAS IRELAND

FUCKING RIOTING ANIMALS NEED TO BE SHOT ON SIGHT. 24-7-365

Colombianito
Colombianito

We all know they're just waiting for an excuse to be what they are


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