Police-Involved Shooting in New Windsor Sends Passenger to Hospital

The shooting happened during a routine traffic stop near the Newburgh city line.

Saturday, Jan 14, 2012  |  Updated 3:57 PM EDT
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Police-Involved Shooting in Orange County

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A traffic stop New Windsor, Orange County turned into a police-involved shooting, sending one passenger to the hospital.

According to a release sent by the New Windsor Police Department, the incident happened after police pulled over a vehicle with three occupants, including one child, near the Newburgh city line. The officer asked the passenger sitting in the front seat to step out of the car, and then determined he had a gun in his waistband. They later found out it was a stolen and loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol.

A struggle ensued, and police say the officer on scene fired two shots. At least one struck the passenger, who was taken to Westchester Medical Center for surgery. 
 
They do not have positive identification on the passenger and say he will not disclose the information to the police.
 
 

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