First Murder of 2019 in the City of Newburgh

NEWBURGH – Four weeks into the new year the City of Newburgh has had its first murder.
Jermaine Cooper, 40, of the City of Newburgh was shot around 10:30 p.m. Friday in the area of 9 Hasbrouck Street and died at 2 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital.

The city’s Shot Spotter program activated for the location of the shooting.

Witnesses told police the shooting had taken place from people inside a white SUV.
A high-speed chase ensued from the Town of Newburgh when a town officer spotted the suspect vehicle, with several police agencies chasing the vehicle until it crashed in the area of Smith and Lent streets in the City of Poughkeepsie.

The four people in the car tried to flee, but police nabbed them.

Donnell Johnson, 24, of Poughkeepsie and Steven Williams, 29, of Arlington, are both charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

Kyreem Seiman, 18,and Tysheed McPhee, 23, both of Poughkeepsie, are charged with criminal possession of a weapon. McPhee, Johnson and Williams are also charge with parole warrants.

The incident is being investigated by Newburgh City Police in conjunction with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

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