Police Release Images Of 'Unarmed Black Man' Killed While Shooting At Police

Christopher Berg

An officer-involved shooting in Newburgh resulted in rioting after a city councilman lied.

by Sandy Malone and Christopher Berg

Newburgh, NY – The City of Newburgh released bodycam images Saturday from an officer-involved shooting after a city councilman incited rioting by claiming the suspect was unarmed.

“Normally in an investigation of this type of incident we would not be releasing images this early in the investigation,” District Attorney David Hoovler said, according to Record Online. “However, to allay community concerns, which quite frankly have been stoked by misinformation coming from a city official, we are releasing these images showing the armed man discharging his gun.”

The images clearly show that the suspect had a pistol in his hand.

The shooting 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.

The suspect struck an officer in the head with a gun and fired his weapon, Mid Hudson News reported.

One officer was shot in the shoulder, according to Daily Freeman. His condition has not been released.

Officers performed CPR on the suspect before he was 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 (113)
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JBoH
JBoH

When hate is the objective...screw the facts, right?

Ragman69
Ragman69

The brain dead lead by the brain dead.....please! Burn your neighborhood down!

Zapdog40
Zapdog40

Shakur needs to be held accountable and removed from the city council.

justme123
justme123

Sorry but police have been treated badly, when they get the bad guy, YEA!

ScaleriBrosLawyer
ScaleriBrosLawyer

Well yeah. Does anybody actually still truly believe the 'police shoot innocent unarmed black people for no reason' schtick any more?

BubbaDon'tPlay
BubbaDon'tPlay

Shakur is a blowhard race-baiter. The worst of the worst! He's where he is due to ignorant, bigoted voters. He is the embodiment of an entitled, bigoted, race mongering electorate. Merely the festering head of an underlying boil on the ass of society.

Horatio2006
Horatio2006

Apparently most of the darker persuasion do.

538 central K
538 central K

Let it burn. Let it burn to the ground like watts and south central la.

Animals will be animals.

sctuten
sctuten

why include the " convicted felon who struggled with addiction" in this article it has ZERO to do with hin being a jerk, lying, inciting a riot, but does help fuel the opioid hysteria, STOP IT, stick to the FACTS.

Patriot 345
Patriot 345

Blacks did the same in 68, in Detroit. I was there and watched them destroy black businesses and minority businesses. Never could understand that logic.

ExLeoTrucker
ExLeoTrucker

Now the question is will he be charged with inciting to riot? Or will he skate, which unfortunately seems to be the norm as of late.

PaxRomana
PaxRomana

The Radical Left and their fellow Useful Idiots demanded that police be required to carry and use body cameras, as they were sure it would show the world what they have been saying all along, and back-up their police brutality and BLM propaganda. It blew up in their face, and instead showed just the opposite, while the world learned via the eye of the camera, the violence, abuse, and brutality aimed at police on a daily bases by these so called "Victims".

Now that it has become an excellent tool for the police to show the truth, the same Radical Left and their fellow Useful Idiots are calling body cams a failure and want them removed so that they can continue to promote their false narrative propaganda.

PCSOLAWMAN
PCSOLAWMAN

@Zapdog40 Amen

CaseFile
CaseFile

It's apparent from the Councilman's call to arms video he incited the civil unrest to revenge the release of his lawless tirade video. He made his motive evident by making two references to the release of the tirade video.

The Councilman's Facebook posts are indicative of a person working to nullify all attempts to deescalate the civil unrest. The DA attempt to ameliorate the situation by releasing stills was met with the Councilman using social media to systematically posts demands for video release asserting and claiming “cover up”. The DA's video release was met with Councilman increasing his demands to include “Ballistic Autopsy report".

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Charge him with inciting a riot! A vote of no confidence from the rest of the council men and women, then have the mayor remove his ass!

Viking24
Viking24

The race baiters and progressive anti-American liberal scum put their plan of action against police in play around 2008. The treasonous Obama and his evil followers lit the fire for the police haters to attack law enforcement from every direction. For over a decade, police officers nationwide have
suffered from extremely violent attacks and a constant barrage of lies and disrespect from the media and the public they protect. We all know this isn’t going to end the way the liberals and perps think it’s suppose to end.

538 central K
538 central K

Cops need to just stop policing and just respond when called. Them destroy their neighborhoods.
Piss and shit on sheepdogs see what it brings.

RetiredCaLe
RetiredCaLe

The Council Member and others like him are a major cause of the racial unrest in this country. He should be removed from his post and arrested for inciting riots. The other issue is that people need to look at the FACTS before passing judgement but they have been conditioned otherwise.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

Thank the IDIOT Councilman for most of this!!!!! He started it by his idiotic actions and mouth!

suzieb
suzieb

How in the world did this Shakar character EVER get voted into office with a prison record??? SMDH

overwatcher
overwatcher

I found the headlines below on the site of a Law Firm.
Newburgh Ranked as Less Safe Than 91% of Us Cities
Newburgh Named One of America’s “Most Dangerous” Cities - The demographics are below
The population of Newburgh, NY is 50.7% Hispanic or Latino, 25.9% Black or African American, and 19.2% White

Tpr365
Tpr365

Recall this pos. Elections matter. Who are the dumbass’s that vote for these crazy radical anti police, anti-America jerks. Time for the good people to stand up against evil.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Newburgh PD, please stand down, do nothing proactive, handle your calls and then post up, let that city go to shit (even more). Let them fend for themselves, the citizens and powers at be have proven they do not support you.

overwatcher
overwatcher

I read a post by a resident of Newburgh and he was lamenting about the out of control crime in his "beautiful" city. I looked at photos of Newburgh and it looks idyllic. It's on the bank of the Hudson River and full of historic buildings. It's hard to understand how so many criminals got packed into this very small city, far from NYC. Just publishing facts amassed by others as to the racial makeup of Newburg gets me called "raycisssst", like I care.

The express
The express

Maybe they should put this POS councilman in jail for inciting a riot.

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Rdnkup
Rdnkup

I said the same thing. His ass never should've been in office in the first place.

Grog
Grog

What a ghetto rat! Racist mother-f**ker!

XIHP308
XIHP308

When you have a majority of criminals in a city they elect criminals. Look at Omar, Talib etc.

ACO1952
ACO1952

I want to know what idiots elected that man to City Council in the first place, I have my ideas who did it, all his drug buddys, gang members, sorry ass friends, family, and any one else that is a POS like him. I would be trying to figure out a way to get him the hell off the city council. He's teaching young people how to treat authority

nuccten
nuccten

You know those bad cities, where you do NOT get off the interstate no matter what? Trust me, Newburgh is one of them.

xcop985
xcop985

Fire the black piece of shit

sanman899
sanman899

I think this would be a wonderful opportunity to pause for a moment and give thanks for the many great contributions of the Black community to our society. Their peaceful and generous nature makes them ideal neighbors, lending testimony to their exceptional family values and parenting skills unrivaled by any other culture. Their commitment to academic excellence enriches our schools and serves as an example to all who hope to achieve prominence as a people. Their adherence to the laws of the land and upright moral codes bring a swift decrease in neighborhood crime rates. Real estate values are fueled by the influx of African Americans into an area due to their caring and respectful nurturing of these communities, an example of all they have achieved through their enthusiasm for self improvement by hard work and self-reliant can-do attitude. Without their industrious and creative drive, we would be poorer as a nation. I am sure the murdering of innocents, murdering of one another, dope selling, rioting, looting, burning and civil unrest is just a fluke.

HTuttle
HTuttle

"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, "
Newburgh, NY....some places just NEVER CHANGE!

Sparkkie
Sparkkie

I agree... SARCASIM X 100000000000

Rdnkup
Rdnkup

That council man should be fired and charges pressed for causing that riot. He shouldnt even be in office with his criminal record...sad sad day..

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

I was just wondering if anyone ever explained to the male African American community that the waistband of their pants should be at their waistline?

Former liberal
Former liberal

As I live in the South now, I am so sick and tired of blacks' nonstop resentment, violence and refusing to take any responsibility for their actions. I'm convinced that about 85 percent hate other races, no matter what is done. To the best of my knowledge, we have thrown, since the 1960's about 23 trillion dollars at these people. Yet they still demand more. Blacks love to talk about "come the revolution", i.e to rise up and kill the whites. I hope it never comes to that. No one wants to see a race war. But, if that occurs, the retribution by better armed and trained people will be terrible!

chiefd
chiefd

That was my question. Shakur should be charged with felony rioting, or instigating a riot.

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

Justice served, one more piece of shit we don’t have to pay 3 for free

amlee
amlee

He needs to be arrested for inciting a riot, creating a panic and lying to accomplish all of it.

TopDocBo
TopDocBo

How in the world did this POS councilman get elected?

538 central K
538 central K

City of newburgh is nothing more than south bronx north.
Its upstate ny ghetto shit hole.

BigPapaFrosty
BigPapaFrosty

Is this something new anymore! No and it is sad because it all started with the last guy in charge and his total hate for America!

Debluvsanimals
Debluvsanimals

So has this turd with legs councilman been arrested and fired yet?? Or does he get his black privilege again?? 😠😠

Disgruntled_in_Cali
Disgruntled_in_Cali

This POS needs to run out of town, how these idiots get elected is unexplainable......

Elizabeth922
Elizabeth922

I lived in a nearby community some years ago. Newburgh was the worst of the worst then and still is. Who in hell elects a convicted felon to represent them? Oh wait, it's Newburgh!

U. Go
U. Go

Thank god for body cams


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