BREAKING: At Least One Officer Shot, Multiple Officers Injured

Sandy Malone

At least one Newburgh City police officer was shot on Friday evening when officers attempted to approach a suspect.

Newburgh, NY – 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 and protesters have already 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.

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 (27)
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Shepfershort
Shepfershort

For nothing? If they were killing you for nothing, you'd all be dead. This one, like most, deserved it.

Ragman69
Ragman69

Amazing how liberals choose idiots to lead them.

mbfritz
mbfritz

How on God's earth do unprofessional, vulgar, anti-law enforcement, divisive, entitled-minded people like Shakur continue to be voted in to any political position??!! What is wrong with those citizens???! I DO NOT GET IT!

538 central K
538 central K

Its a war that will never end. Politicians have allied themselves with Savages of society to get a new voting block.

Just look at ny bail and criminal justice reform. They have decriminalize criminal acts. Its insane whos in-charge in Albany senate and assembly.

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

Good riddance to the scumbag! Prayers for the officers involved.

Goldstatr1
Goldstatr1

How did a jail bird do 5 years in prison then get e elected as a politition ? WTF? That thug deserved what he got, god bless the officers involved, hope all are fine. It breaks my heart to see police men and women get treated like dirt when they are only doing their job to protect and serve the community. Back the police, it's the right thing to do god bless them 💙🖤💙🖤💙

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Time to stick Shakur in the woodchipper. New York is the epicenter for the Coronavirus. We don't have time for that racist bastard's bullshit now.

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LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

I love the wooodchipper.

flybynight
flybynight

I would hate to ruin a perfectly good wood chipper but you do what you gotta do.

JimBO38
JimBO38

throw his worthless ass in the crematorium furnace and light it up!

Your Worst Nightmare
Your Worst Nightmare

Throw him in feet first and still alive ! Get his attention before it swallows him up !

Your Worst Nightmare
Your Worst Nightmare

Throw him in alive feet first to het his attention before the chipper devours him!

Truth Man 102
Truth Man 102

Councilman Shakur?? I wonder if there is a relation to 2pak Shakur ? 2pak is the nephew of cop killer radical from the BLA in the 70’s and 80’s who killed numerous LEO’s a cops across the country. Joanne Chesimard!! Who escaped to Cuba in the early 80’s. I bet they are. Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!! Assata Olugbala Shakur (born JoAnne Deborah Byron; July 16, 1947, sometimes referred to by her married surname Chesimard) is a former member of the Black Liberation Army, who was convicted of the first-degree murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster during a shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973. Shakur was also the target of the FBI's COINTELPRO (counterintelligence program) directed towards Black Liberation groups and activists.[2]

Truth Man 102
Truth Man 102

Just like the AHOLE DA in San Francisco. Chesa Boudin. Another off spring of radical cop killers weather underground. This POS parents are in prison for life in the north east. A offspring that has been elected by his like mind constituents that demand they screw with the cops. These “constituents “ are electing “perps” to turn on law enforcement. Something else we never thought could happen. The legal system being turned on law enforcement!!

Viking24
Viking24

At some point, hopefully before it’s too late, the anti police hate scum must be shut down.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Convicted felon, police hater on city council. Sure. What madness is this???👎

Hobrown
Hobrown

Time to Re-call this councilman. Sounds like he’s continuing with his terroristic threats and spreading lies about about an active police investigation. The council ought to censure him, at the very least.

D.Blais
D.Blais

Why hasn't this councilman been fired? This should be the last time for his crap.

Kevcali
Kevcali

Just pull the police off of the streets and let all the fuckwads kill each other

Angry Curmdgeon
Angry Curmdgeon

Here is what needs to happen. Every time this race-baiting racist spews his hatred, take him out back of City Hall and give him a blanket party. While he is under the blanket, he should receive a thumping from 4ft long lengths of garden hose filled w/ lead. They cause some serious damage w/o leaving a mark. No one die, but, the soreness for days gives pause for thought. Experience shows one blanket party is all it takes. But, this low end of the gene pool may take several parties till it sinks in.


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