A 30-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting deaths of a couple and a 9-year-old boy in Newburgh, authorities said Monday. A 3-year-old child remains hospitalized in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds.
Newburgh police said Monday Kaliek Goode-Ford, who lives in the area, did know the victims, but they are still investigating a possible motive for Sunday's bloodshed. They believe he was the lone gunman.
The Newburgh resident was charged with three counts of second-degree murder, one count of second-degree attempted murder and other charges. Information on a possible attorney for him wasn't available.
The Times Herald-Record reported that Goode-Ford was arraigned Monday and sent to county jail without bail.
Officers responding to a report of shots fired at a single-family home on Route 300 in Newburgh around 8 a.m. Sunday encountered the victims. They were identified a day later as 27-year-old Jimmy Crisantos, his wife, 26-year-old Shatavia Crisantos and 9-year-old Giovanni Tambino, the son of Shatavia Crisantos from a previous relationship.
Route 300 between Route 32 and Chapel Road was closed to traffic Sunday afternoon due to the ongoing investigation, police said.