Cops seek clues in Midtown Kingston shooting

Kingston police are looking for a suspect or suspects in June 16 shooting on a Midtown street that left a man wounded.

According to police, at 11:20 p.m. on Friday, June 16 cops were called to the area of Franklin and Prospect streets for a report of a gunshot victim. When officers arrived they found the 45 year-old victim with a single gunshot wound to his back.

Cops say they believe the victim was involved in an altercation near the corner of Prospect and Van Buren streets. During the fight, police said, several shots were fired, one striking the victim in the back. Cops believe the wounded man then ran down Prospect to Franklin Street, where he was found by police. Police presence was heavy in the area for hours after the shooting; KPD officers were assisted by the state police, county sheriff’s deputies, Town of Ulster police and the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office.

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On Wednesday, June 21, KPD Detective Sgt. Brian Robertson said the victim had been released from HealthAlliance Hospital’s Broadway Campus following treatment. Robertson said detectives were pursuing a number of leads and described the case as “wide open.”

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call police at (845) 331-1671 or contact detective Benny Reyes by email at breyes@kingston-ny.gov. Anonymous tips can be submitted using the “Submit a Tip” messaging app available on the KPD’s Facebook page or by leaving a message on the department’s tip line at (845) 331-4499.